Dishydiana wrote:abl wrote:Dishydiana wrote:Indifference wrote:I'd say Columbia or NYU here. Full tuition is full tuition is full tuition.
Also I wouldn't advise picking a law school for how competitive you think it is/feels. It's law school, it's competitive by nature.
I'm in a comparable situation as OP, in that I'm weighing a 2/3 ride @ NYU v. Harvard. Would you give the same advice? (also looking to do PI work).
What kind of PI work? How sure about doing PI are you? And are you debt averse? How comfortable do you feel about the idea of having to rely on Harvard's loan repayment system for ~10 years if you do PI?
Environmental advocacy. My research indicates that those who get jobs in this field overwhelmingly have H/Y/S degrees. Without a background in the hard sciences, I may need to bite the bullet and take the more prestigious program for the much, much higher cost.
100% committed to PI work. Big Law would be a big, big mistake for me.
Harvard's LIPP seems very good, relative to other programs. I need to do more research on this front...specifically, I'd like to talk to a few attorneys who have chosen this debt-repayment route, at least right out of school.
Yep. Getting a top environmental advocacy position from outside HYS without a hard science degree will be pretty tough. This is a risk-reward question for you. There is a material difference between HYS and CCN in this area (especially if you can do Stanford's joint environmental science degree). But there's also a real possibility that you don't get a position like this coming from any of these schools. You have to decide how much it's worth it to you to maximize your chances of this specific outcome. There's no one correct choice.