chneyo wrote:Excellent. Haha.
But srsly, the size gives you the opportunity to get involved in/learn about so many different areas of the law. The student body is A+. It's located right there with HC, HBS, HKS, etc. etc., so you have the opportunity to mingle with the quote-unquote brightest minds across fields. I think that's the most attractive aspect to me. YLS doesn't have that in SOM or the Jackson Institute. They're both fine, but they're not Harvard quality. And Stanford is in California. Ick.
ETA: Also, access to the Harvard alumn network (Harvard Club of NYC, anyone?). Sure, some might not value this... but it's a real consideration for me.
I also had a great time at ASW, and one thing that really resonated for me was the large class size of HLS. One point the school pushed this weekend is that with the class size at Harvard, there's going to be a critical mass of individuals for anything
. One major worry I had about going to law school in general was not getting any empathy from others regarding my motivations to go to law school, given I don't plan on practicing law. However, with such a large class size, I easily found a group of people who shared similar post-UG experiences as me and had similar motivations for attending law school. I take that it's not too uncommon for an HLS student to not want to practice law because speaking to current students and professors about it, they all seemed really cool with it too.