unpetitpacifiste wrote:I know TLS people are probably all gonna choose the Ruby. But just to give you some of my personal perspective as someone who likes to think in longer terms. Once you make partner at BigLaw, the $250k debt is not gonna worth even a tenth of your yearly income. Also, in 30 years, your classmates at HLS are going to be Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, Attorney-Generals, federal judges, and SCOTUS Justices etc. You mentioned you wanted to go into Judiciary later down your career? Wouldn't you like your classmates to be the ones to conduct your confirmation hearings? Also the legal field is becoming more international as we speak. If you ever want to practice internationally, HLS's reputation will put you in a place and give you resources unmatched by any other school. Idk but I have bigger ambitions in life and I think HLS is for people who like to dream big. To be sure, your life quality immediately after law school will most likely suffer a bit because of this but you will spend all your time in corporate offices anyway so why does it matter.
LOL at "once you make partner." What percentage of people do you think make partner in biglaw? Going to HLS over UChi will also have zero impact on if OP makes partner.