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Help with a tough deccision

Postby T3TON » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:39 pm

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Re: Help with a tough deccision

Postby Vandy2bforrealz » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:49 pm

Stanford is a top tier elite school. Even if you had a 4.0 and 180 you just accomplished something amazing by being accepted. I would attend without hesitation. There are no opportunities that Harvard or Yale grads will have that you can't get also. Even if you had a 4.0 and 180 LSAT, you couldn't guarantee an acceptance from any of those 3 schools next cycle.

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Re: Help with a tough deccision

Postby hairbear7 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:02 pm

If money REALLY isn't a factor, then enjoy the sunshine in California.

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Re: Help with a tough deccision

Postby fliptrip » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:05 pm

This is not a tough decision. I'll see you at SLS in the fall.

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Re: Help with a tough deccision

Postby T3TON » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:40 pm

Nm
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Re: Help with a tough deccision

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:41 pm

Chicago, Stanford, and Columbia are all terrific, elite schools that offer very comparable opportunities. At equal cost, I'd go to Stanford. Depending on your scholarships, UChi or CLS could be the right play. If your parents are excessively wealthy and paying for everything, choose where you like best.

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Re: Help with a tough deccision

Postby T3TON » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:56 pm

jbagelboy wrote:Chicago, Stanford, and Columbia are all terrific, elite schools that offer very comparable opportunities. At equal cost, I'd go to Stanford. Depending on your scholarships, UChi or CLS could be the right play. If your parents are excessively wealthy and paying for everything, choose where you like best.


Is there anything other than money that would make them better choices? Like does Columbia do better with really good firms in New York?

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Re: Help with a tough deccision

Postby Nagster5 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:05 pm

T3TON wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:Chicago, Stanford, and Columbia are all terrific, elite schools that offer very comparable opportunities. At equal cost, I'd go to Stanford. Depending on your scholarships, UChi or CLS could be the right play. If your parents are excessively wealthy and paying for everything, choose where you like best.


Is there anything other than money that would make them better choices? Like does Columbia do better with really good firms in New York?


You will do just as well in NY or better from Stanford. NY is not an insular market like most others, home field advantage is negligible beyond what you can accomplish by hustling during the school year.

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Re: Help with a tough deccision

Postby T3TON » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:46 am

Nm
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Re: Help with a tough deccision

Postby Lincoln » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:49 am

T3TON wrote:Slight complication: I got on the Harvard waitlist. I'm thinking of riding it out to see what happens. If I do get in off of it, should that change things for me?


I'd personally rather go to SLS than HLS, but it kind of comes down to personal preferences at that point.

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Re: Help with a tough deccision

Postby fliptrip » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:52 am

Lincoln wrote:
T3TON wrote:Slight complication: I got on the Harvard waitlist. I'm thinking of riding it out to see what happens. If I do get in off of it, should that change things for me?


I'd personally rather go to SLS than HLS, but it kind of comes down to personal preferences at that point.


This. Just like what color shirt you should wear today, HLS/SLS is all about your personal style.

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Re: Help with a tough deccision

Postby cbbinnyc » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:01 pm

T3TON wrote:Slight complication: I got on the Harvard waitlist. I'm thinking of riding it out to see what happens. If I do get in off of it, should that change things for me?


Probably not.
Possible outcomes from either school are probably equally rosy. Given your career goals, I think Stanford might even be better, since they send a higher proportion of graduates to federal clerkships. Also, Palo Alto > Cambridge.



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