sinfiery wrote:As for the MBA, is there an HYS-MVP distinction between Wharton and Stern? Wharton getting way more lay prestige is the only reason I ask.
It's not just lay prestige with Wharton. Wharton is in the highest echelon with Harvard and Stanford. Stern isn't part of the M7, which is basically like the T14 in b-school world. If the MBA is seriously part of your goals, OP, and not just a nice thing to have, it's Penn and Columbia only.
You said you have two years of WE, OP. That's on the very low side for Wharton if you weren't doing consulting or banking. I would see if Penn would be willing to hook you up with folks on the Wharton side who could give you a general sense of what they look for in accelerated MBA candidates who are coming from the law school. If it looks like you have a fair shot, I'd go to Penn. The Wharton MBA is that valuable.