What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

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What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby kjunfood » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:24 pm

i know this thread's title is pretty asinine, but i meant aside from generalities, what makes Harvard law better than say Chicago law or NYU or Columbia or, in some aspects, Stanford?

and im curious about specifics: not just "they have a great faculty" but rather a specific teacher or course that you (personally) find stands out from whats offered at the other competitive schools.

sry if this question sounds stupid, but id really like to know everyone's thoughts.

thanks.

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:26 pm

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby CaptainCubicle » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:04 pm

I agree. I mean they're not even the #1 law school in the country by most rankings, so what's the big deal?

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby OperaAttorney » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:17 pm

kjunfood wrote:i know this thread's title is pretty asinine, but i meant aside from generalities, what makes Harvard law better than say Chicago law or NYU or Columbia or, in some aspects, Stanford?


OBAMA.

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Postby zero1 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:23 pm

OperaAttorney wrote:
kjunfood wrote:i know this thread's title is pretty asinine, but i meant aside from generalities, what makes Harvard law better than say Chicago law or NYU or Columbia or, in some aspects, Stanford?


OBAMA.



He lectured at Chicago though :?

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Postby LawDog3 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:31 pm

kjunfood wrote:i know this thread's title is pretty asinine, but i meant aside from generalities, what makes Harvard law better than say Chicago law or NYU or Columbia or, in some aspects, Stanford?

and im curious about specifics: not just "they have a great faculty" but rather a specific teacher or course that you (personally) find stands out from whats offered at the other competitive schools.

sry if this question sounds stupid, but id really like to know everyone's thoughts.

thanks.


That is actually a very good question.

Harvard is the best law school in the land because it has always been the best law school in the land since it was the best law school in the land way back when it was the best law school out of all of the best law schools in the land that made up the best law schools in the land. That's why Harvard is the best law school in the land.

As the best law school in the land out of the best law schools in the land, Harvard has always attracted the best faculty in the land that have been the best faculty in the land because they learned from those who were the best faculty in the land. And because it has always had the best faculty in the land, it has always attracted the best employers in the land who have always been the best employers in the land since way back when they were the best employers in the land...which has always attracted the best students in the land who have always been the best students in the land because their parents were the best students in the land even way back when their parents were the best students in the land...

thus the best students in the land will go on to work for the best emplyers in the land and make the most money in the land and run the land and raise children who will go on to become the best students in the land because they will attend the best schools in the land that have always been the best schools in the land even way back when they were the best schools in the land. They will go on to Harvard, the best law school in the land and run the best nation in the world. :wink:

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby pjarron » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:36 pm

LawDog3 wrote:
kjunfood wrote:i know this thread's title is pretty asinine, but i meant aside from generalities, what makes Harvard law better than say Chicago law or NYU or Columbia or, in some aspects, Stanford?

and im curious about specifics: not just "they have a great faculty" but rather a specific teacher or course that you (personally) find stands out from whats offered at the other competitive schools.

sry if this question sounds stupid, but id really like to know everyone's thoughts.

thanks.


That is actually a very good question.

Harvard is the best law school in the land because it has always been the best law school in the land since it was the best law school in the land way back when it was the best law school out of all of the best law schools in the land that made up the best law schools in the land. That's why Harvard is the best law school in the land.

As the best law school in the land out of the best law schools in the land, Harvard has always attracted the best faculty in the land that have been the best faculty in the land because they learned from those who were the best faculty in the land. And because it has always had the best faculty in the land, it has always attracted the best employers in the land who have always been the best employers in the land since way back when they were the best employers in the land...which has always attracted the best students in the land who have always been the best students in the land because their parents were the best students in the land even way back when their parents were the best students in the land...

thus the best students in the land will go on to work for the best emplyers in the land and make the most money in the land and run the land and raise children who will go on to become the best students in the land because they will attend the best schools in the land that have always been the best schools in the land even way back when they were the best schools in the land. They will go on to Harvard, the best law school in the land and run the best nation in the world. :wink:


I couldn't have said it better myself. This sums it all up and thats all we need to know.

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:45 pm

LawDog3 wrote:That is actually a very good question.

Harvard is the best law school in the land because it has always been the best law school in the land since it was the best law school in the land way back when it was the best law school out of all of the best law schools in the land that made up the best law schools in the land. That's why Harvard is the best law school in the land.

As the best law school in the land out of the best law schools in the land, Harvard has always attracted the best faculty in the land that have been the best faculty in the land because they learned from those who were the best faculty in the land. And because it has always had the best faculty in the land, it has always attracted the best employers in the land who have always been the best employers in the land since way back when they were the best employers in the land...which has always attracted the best students in the land who have always been the best students in the land because their parents were the best students in the land even way back when their parents were the best students in the land...

thus the best students in the land will go on to work for the best emplyers in the land and make the most money in the land and run the land and raise children who will go on to become the best students in the land because they will attend the best schools in the land that have always been the best schools in the land even way back when they were the best schools in the land. They will go on to Harvard, the best law school in the land and run the best nation in the world. :wink:


This is absolutely classic. One of the best TLS comments I've ever read!

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby Justin71 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:52 pm

Harvard has 46 awesomeness points; more than any other law school in Americania.

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby strawberryfanta » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:10 pm

OperaAttorney wrote:
kjunfood wrote:i know this thread's title is pretty asinine, but i meant aside from generalities, what makes Harvard law better than say Chicago law or NYU or Columbia or, in some aspects, Stanford?


OBAMA.


:roll:

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Postby lawduder » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:11 pm

LawDog3 wrote:
kjunfood wrote:i know this thread's title is pretty asinine, but i meant aside from generalities, what makes Harvard law better than say Chicago law or NYU or Columbia or, in some aspects, Stanford?

and im curious about specifics: not just "they have a great faculty" but rather a specific teacher or course that you (personally) find stands out from whats offered at the other competitive schools.

sry if this question sounds stupid, but id really like to know everyone's thoughts.

thanks.


That is actually a very good question.

Harvard is the best law school in the land because it has always been the best law school in the land since it was the best law school in the land way back when it was the best law school out of all of the best law schools in the land that made up the best law schools in the land. That's why Harvard is the best law school in the land.

As the best law school in the land out of the best law schools in the land, Harvard has always attracted the best faculty in the land that have been the best faculty in the land because they learned from those who were the best faculty in the land. And because it has always had the best faculty in the land, it has always attracted the best employers in the land who have always been the best employers in the land since way back when they were the best employers in the land...which has always attracted the best students in the land who have always been the best students in the land because their parents were the best students in the land even way back when their parents were the best students in the land...

thus the best students in the land will go on to work for the best emplyers in the land and make the most money in the land and run the land and raise children who will go on to become the best students in the land because they will attend the best schools in the land that have always been the best schools in the land even way back when they were the best schools in the land. They will go on to Harvard, the best law school in the land and run the best nation in the world. :wink:


amazing

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby atlantalaw » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:12 pm

strawberryfanta wrote:
OperaAttorney wrote:
kjunfood wrote:i know this thread's title is pretty asinine, but i meant aside from generalities, what makes Harvard law better than say Chicago law or NYU or Columbia or, in some aspects, Stanford?


OBAMA.


:roll:


before obama, harvard was so tttt.

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby logicianwannabe » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:16 pm

LawDog3 wrote:
kjunfood wrote:i know this thread's title is pretty asinine, but i meant aside from generalities, what makes Harvard law better than say Chicago law or NYU or Columbia or, in some aspects, Stanford?

and im curious about specifics: not just "they have a great faculty" but rather a specific teacher or course that you (personally) find stands out from whats offered at the other competitive schools.

sry if this question sounds stupid, but id really like to know everyone's thoughts.

thanks.


That is actually a very good question.

Harvard is the best law school in the land because it has always been the best law school in the land since it was the best law school in the land way back when it was the best law school out of all of the best law schools in the land that made up the best law schools in the land. That's why Harvard is the best law school in the land.

As the best law school in the land out of the best law schools in the land, Harvard has always attracted the best faculty in the land that have been the best faculty in the land because they learned from those who were the best faculty in the land. And because it has always had the best faculty in the land, it has always attracted the best employers in the land who have always been the best employers in the land since way back when they were the best employers in the land...which has always attracted the best students in the land who have always been the best students in the land because their parents were the best students in the land even way back when their parents were the best students in the land...

thus the best students in the land will go on to work for the best emplyers in the land and make the most money in the land and run the land and raise children who will go on to become the best students in the land because they will attend the best schools in the land that have always been the best schools in the land even way back when they were the best schools in the land. They will go on to Harvard, the best law school in the land and run the best nation in the world. :wink:


But what's the best land in the land?

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby pjarron » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:19 pm

logicianwannabe wrote:
LawDog3 wrote:
kjunfood wrote:i know this thread's title is pretty asinine, but i meant aside from generalities, what makes Harvard law better than say Chicago law or NYU or Columbia or, in some aspects, Stanford?

and im curious about specifics: not just "they have a great faculty" but rather a specific teacher or course that you (personally) find stands out from whats offered at the other competitive schools.

sry if this question sounds stupid, but id really like to know everyone's thoughts.

thanks.


That is actually a very good question.

Harvard is the best law school in the land because it has always been the best law school in the land since it was the best law school in the land way back when it was the best law school out of all of the best law schools in the land that made up the best law schools in the land. That's why Harvard is the best law school in the land.

As the best law school in the land out of the best law schools in the land, Harvard has always attracted the best faculty in the land that have been the best faculty in the land because they learned from those who were the best faculty in the land. And because it has always had the best faculty in the land, it has always attracted the best employers in the land who have always been the best employers in the land since way back when they were the best employers in the land...which has always attracted the best students in the land who have always been the best students in the land because their parents were the best students in the land even way back when their parents were the best students in the land...

thus the best students in the land will go on to work for the best emplyers in the land and make the most money in the land and run the land and raise children who will go on to become the best students in the land because they will attend the best schools in the land that have always been the best schools in the land even way back when they were the best schools in the land. They will go on to Harvard, the best law school in the land and run the best nation in the world. :wink:


But what's the best land in the land?


Harvard, Harvard's the best in the land.

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby dextermorgan » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:53 pm

LawDog3 wrote:
kjunfood wrote:i know this thread's title is pretty asinine, but i meant aside from generalities, what makes Harvard law better than say Chicago law or NYU or Columbia or, in some aspects, Stanford?

and im curious about specifics: not just "they have a great faculty" but rather a specific teacher or course that you (personally) find stands out from whats offered at the other competitive schools.

sry if this question sounds stupid, but id really like to know everyone's thoughts.

thanks.


That is actually a very good question.

Harvard is the best law school in the land because it has always been the best law school in the land since it was the best law school in the land way back when it was the best law school out of all of the best law schools in the land that made up the best law schools in the land. That's why Harvard is the best law school in the land.

As the best law school in the land out of the best law schools in the land, Harvard has always attracted the best faculty in the land that have been the best faculty in the land because they learned from those who were the best faculty in the land. And because it has always had the best faculty in the land, it has always attracted the best employers in the land who have always been the best employers in the land since way back when they were the best employers in the land...which has always attracted the best students in the land who have always been the best students in the land because their parents were the best students in the land even way back when their parents were the best students in the land...

thus the best students in the land will go on to work for the best emplyers in the land and make the most money in the land and run the land and raise children who will go on to become the best students in the land because they will attend the best schools in the land that have always been the best schools in the land even way back when they were the best schools in the land. They will go on to Harvard, the best law school in the land and run the best nation in the world. :wink:

you, sir, are my hero.

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby crazycanuck » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:57 am

I hear their library square footage per student is pretty high, as well as # of carpeted hallways for students to sit and study in, which is pretty cool.

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Postby Neverknowsbest » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:00 am

crazycanuck wrote:I hear their library square footage per student is pretty high, as well as # of carpeted hallways for students to sit and study in, which is pretty cool.


Hasn't Cooley already surpassed them on both of these?

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Postby atlantalaw » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:20 am

crazycanuck wrote:I hear their library square footage per student is pretty high, as well as # of carpeted hallways for students to sit and study in, which is pretty cool.


don't forget about the number of library chairs per student. talk about the golden ratio!

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby kjunfood » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:38 pm

lol ty for the posts, though sadly none of them seem to be serious :(

ok, let me rephrase so i dont hurt everyone's sensibilities:

why would one choose harvard law over columbia law? or why would some choose harvard law over stanford law?

the more specific the better

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby green » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:45 pm

I don't think it can really get more specific. Harvard is the best because it has always been. That's just the way it is.

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby zero1 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:46 pm

Lots of people choose Stanford over Harvard. It's not a ridiculous choice at all.


As for Columbia...

if all you wanted to do is work at a prestigious firm, I really don't see the difference between a lot of these top schools. But that's just me.

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby hiro86 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:53 pm

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby OperaAttorney » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:57 pm

kjunfood wrote:lol ty for the posts, though sadly none of them seem to be serious :(

ok, let me rephrase so i dont hurt everyone's sensibilities:

why would one choose harvard law over columbia law? or why would some choose harvard law over stanford law?

the more specific the better


I'm matriculating at UT Austin this fall, but I'll answer the questions since I applied to all 4 schools and got dinged LOL.

Harvard/Columbia? HARVARD Both schools are large and expensive. Both schools endure brutal winters. Both schools are super competitive (the word on the streets). But Harvard has eliminated letter grades, though I'm unsure at how great the new grading system is working out. Harvard is also ranked higher and will probably remain above Columbia. I hate the idea of living in New York. I don't care much about faculty rep. (I don't aspire to become a law prof or a SCOTUS clerk.) Both schools have rock-star professors, most of whom will probably suck.

Harvard/Stanford? STANFORD. I'm a native Californian. I hate cold weather. Harvard's great. But so is Stanford. And though Harvard's course offerings far exceed Stanford's, Stanford offers more courses than any overachiever could take in 3 years.

Choosing a law school is, truly, a personal affair--at least, it should be, I think. What works for one person might not work for other. (The rankings alone should not dictate where you opt to matriculate.) Do you want to know how wildly personal it can be? Here's a shocker: I would've picked UT over Columbia--after sitting on the fence for about 10 mins. ;)

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby Lily » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:59 pm

I heard Harvard beat Chuck Norris in a bare-knuckled boxing competition.

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Re: What's so good about Harvard? Specifically

Postby kjunfood » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:00 pm

zero1 wrote:Lots of people choose Stanford over Harvard. It's not a ridiculous choice at all.


As for Columbia...

if all you wanted to do is work at a prestigious firm, I really don't see the difference between a lot of these top schools. But that's just me.


i never meant to say it was ridiculous to choose stanford over harvard, and in fact, id assume MORE ppl would choose stanford over harvard. i just meant, why do SOME choose harvard over stanford?

seriously, no one has any idea? everyone just props up harvard as the best w/o a specific reason why? maybe a special program they have that is the best in the nation? maybe _____ professor that is amazing in _____ field? i mean, i guess we can all 'assume' harvard has some of the best programs for something in the nation and has some of the best professors in some field in the nation, but honestly...no one here knows any specifics?

is it just based on big law chances? because then columbia in NY is just as good of a choice as harvard...

...academia? well then what specifically about harvard gives such a good boost to those interested in academia? etc.




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