Harv wrote:Hey, read the whole thread. It's super informative, thank you everyone who contributed. I'm a Canadian debating between HLS and U of T (Canada's best). I'm willing to go wherever opportunity and adventure takes me, but the approximately 100,000 more in debt I would carry out of Harvard gives me pause. Admittedly, I haven't researched this thoroughly, but it seems that Canada's economy/legal market is more stable than America's. Though, of course, HLS grads are pretty insulated from America's volatility. Given the debt load that I'll be carrying at either school, I am interested in big law (at least in the beginning). Both schools place quite well in this regard.
When I consider HLS, and the job prospects after, I have the following concerns:
No geographic ties anywhere in the US
No relevant work experience, though I have a few years of carpentry experience (perhaps this nets me some sort of maturity/character points?)
I would say my only saving grace at this pont (can't predict my grades) would be that I think I'm relatively socially adept. I'm confident that I would have a great three years at either school, so post-grad job prospects and lifestyle are my primary concerns. Any thoughts?
from my understanding (talking to my canadian friends and understanding of job prospects), you are in a winning situation, just go where you are happiest. seems like a win-win. chat with people, come visit, see where you would be the happiest.