KP429 wrote:meesawoosa wrote:KP429 wrote:meesawoosa wrote:i deferred, and already chose hls over yale. no regrets as of yet.
Wow, what a tough decision.. especially before HLS adopted the no-grades policy. What did you do during your year off?
It wasn't too tough of a decision actually... though the one thing pulling me strongly towards YLS was the grading system, so HLS' announcement of their grade change was amaaaazing. HLS' international law offerings, reputation abroad, winter term opportunities, clinics, and opp. to cross-register with HBS pretty much cinched it for me though. For my year off, I've been working in a law/accounting/business advisory firm as an associate and have been dancing with a local ballet company. It's been very refreshing, and now I'm excited to get back to school.
Haha, that's some nice perspective re: the lack of difficulty of picking H over Y. What sort of clinics does Harvard offer that Yale doesn't? I wonder if the "no grades" at Harvard will work to the detriment of students there. I talked to a couple of students this past weekend and they expressed a little bit of frustration that it might be a lot more difficult to differentiate between students now that transcripts will be so similar. Yale might be able to pull it off because there are so few kids, but with 550 Harvard kids w/ roughly identical transcripts.. I'm not so sure.
A year off does sound pretty refreshing, though... I need to get out of the northeast and back to sunny Miami.
The HLS grading system won't be the same in practice as YLS' grading system.
YLS has no curve, AFAIK.
HLS has to.