wheathins wrote:Those of you who chose CLS over HLS, do you have any regrets? If you could choose again, still CLS?
I agree with the posters above. The only thing I'd add is that a good chunk of the HLS/CLS choice comes down to career objectives. If you want to do generic Biglaw, work for a state/local DA or public defender, work any number of moderately prestigious government or policy/nonprofit jobs, etc., then I think CLS is an easy choice if you have aid at the Butler level or above. For almost everyone, the marginally more difficult job market coming out of CLS versus HLS will be a considerably smaller burden than the opportunity cost of an additional $100k in debt. The only situation in which HLS might still make sense is if you are dead-set on academia and/or certain unicorn PI and government jobs, like the ACLU or the DoJ Honors Program. But really, if you want the best shot at those goals, go to Yale. And if you didn't get in to Yale (and honestly, even if you did), reflect carefully on what a quarter million dollars in debt will mean for your life plan, and how you will handle that financial constraint if it comes to pass that you don't get the unicorn job you want.
Edit to actually answer the question: I chose CLS with Hamilton over HLS/SLS with maybe 30% grant aid. I have no regrets, would make the same decision again for sure.