Stanford vs Harvard vs Columbia (Hamilton)

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Stanford vs Harvard vs Columbia (Hamilton)

Postby sunnycagirl1234 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:52 pm

Southern California native graduating from USC (CA) in May. Interests include international litigation/arbitration, criminal law, and public policy. Definitely want to clerk (preferable 9th Circuit bc I love the West Coast).

Choosing between Harvard, Stanford and Columbia with a Hamilton and unsure what to do!
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Re: Stanford vs Harvard vs Columbia (Hamilton)

Postby Dr. Nefario » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:57 pm

Your interests are very broad, but if you definitely want to clerk, HS are the best options with S on the West Coast. So go to Stanford and enjoy.

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Re: Stanford vs Harvard vs Columbia (Hamilton)

Postby LoganCouture » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:59 pm

Columbia with the Hamilton unless big need aid at S or super rich parents and even then prob still Columbia.

FWIW I don't think you should pick H/S for improved chances at clerkships considering it's 300K of debt to go sticker at H/S, Columbia is no slouch, and clerking is a 1-2 year job.

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Re: Stanford vs Harvard vs Columbia (Hamilton)

Postby nimbus cloud » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:00 pm

This is between Stanford and Hamilton. Inevitable question: if money matters at all, how much need-based aid from Stanford?

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Re: Stanford vs Harvard vs Columbia (Hamilton)

Postby existentialcrisis » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:16 pm

LoganCouture wrote:Columbia with the Hamilton unless big need aid at S or super rich parents and even then prob still Columbia.

FWIW I don't think you should pick H/S for improved chances at clerkships considering it's 300K of debt to go sticker at H/S, Columbia is no slouch, and clerking is a 1-2 year job.


All of this.

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Re: Stanford vs Harvard vs Columbia (Hamilton)

Postby Po$eidon » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:36 pm

H is out. It's between S (king of the west and clerk star) and the Hammy (raw cash) and it depends on 2 things: how much need based aid you're getting from S and if your family is loaded. Not an easy pick depending on your financial situation. Congrats on winning the cycle

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Re: Stanford vs Harvard vs Columbia (Hamilton)

Postby Rigo » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:58 pm

Echoing the narrowing of options down to just Stanford or Hamilton. Would need more info on your COA.

Any idea what you'd like to do for a career? Your interests are a little all over the map, which is fine because they're both great schools that will give you many opportunities, but it's hard to definitely tell you which is better for X career if you don't have one in mind.

Great cycle though. Congrats!

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Re: Stanford vs Harvard vs Columbia (Hamilton)

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:17 pm

Hamilton

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Re: Stanford vs Harvard vs Columbia (Hamilton)

Postby UVA2B » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:20 pm

jbagelboy wrote:Hamilton


Depending on need-based aid and ultimate debt, this.

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Re: Stanford vs Harvard vs Columbia (Hamilton)

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:52 pm

UVA2B wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:Hamilton


Depending on need-based aid and ultimate debt, this.


Yeah. I mean this is assuming sticker at S. $30k/year at S would change things.

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Re: Stanford vs Harvard vs Columbia (Hamilton)

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:53 am

Yeah, assuming sticker at Stanford, take the Hamilton.

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