run26.2 wrote:It was a combination of a few personal stories and those shared from friends or relatives, i.e. it was not historical information. I did not hear the same things from people from I know who went to H or S. It was a small sample size from each school, though.
i don't even know where to start...
there are people who strike out everywhere...stanford has a cult mentality and obsession with portraying to the outside world that it's paradise, hell, they shout down people who dare offer any criticism whatsoever. nobody has time for that at h.
there aren't any discernible differences between hys. they all have their strengths and weaknesses relative to each other. the so-called differences are only magnified by people on tls who don't go to any of them and the "omg, CLERKSHIPS and academia" nonsense, as if that is relevant to someone interested in transactional, business or international practice. y and s benefit from their sizes, but so too does h. there are also people at each of those with different aspirations than the average law student somewhere else. grades don't really mater at each (yes, some guy striking out will like to convince you that's not true). ny biglaw is a last resort for a not insignificant number of people at each school and a not insignificant amount of people from h frequently get biglaw in texas with absolutely no ties. to the extent that public statistics fail to account for people at y who pursue other avenues in public interest etc., it also fails to account for legitimate business avenues pursued by people at h, as well as international opportunities.
to the discerning mind with options
, biglaw especially in new york is a pretty shitty deal, i don't know why you can't understand that.
i don't know why everybody keeps going on about the options from yale. name one place where h doesn't dominate based on absolute pure numbers.
hell, even they dominate in the number of supreme court clerkships:http://www.leiterrankings.com/new/2010_ ... ment.shtml
in elite boutiques (note the pure numbers, not per capita):http://www.leiterrankings.com/new/2012_Boutiques.shtml
this is academia (only place yale beats harvard in raw numbers):http://leiterrankings.com/new/2011_LawTeachers.shtml
but see: http://www.leiterrankings.com/jobs/2009 ... hing.shtml
of course, every time h does well, it must because of its size.