Rigo wrote:Any way you can get more money from Columbia? Have you negotiated at all?
Can you elaborate more on your view. I always enjoy your comments on these threads.
I'm sticking with my original suggestion (Columbia). I think the COA difference will end up being $80-$100k once you factor in interest and a decreased 3L aid package at Harvard after your 2L SA.
Yeah it sucks that you got fucked with YP and don't have a Dillard or something but these options aren't absolutely terrible either.
The reality is that you are probably going to go with the path of least resistance which is biglaw since you haven't articulated a burning desire to do PI or a more unicorn career path (and even then, it's still be a debate to be had at which is better). Therefore, it comes down to debt minimization. Both Columbia and Harvard will easily get you biglaw, so why pay $80k+ more and have that extra debt albatross?
Just my 2 cents, which is probably what mostly everyone else is thinking who voted Columbia.