TaipeiMort wrote:I thought about not responding because I don't want to out myself. But, I can't stop myself.
First, I am not Chinese.
Second, I really do not deserve any crap because I decided to go to Chicago instead of the other schools where I was competitive. I am married and have a kid. Most of the top schools really aren't family friendly. Chicago is. We have friends and family at the school. It makes it really easy when you are a conservative married person to go to a school with a hugely disproportionate number of married conservative people. I enjoy Chicago for its "unique" student body. I can go through school and socialize with other married adults, non-hot people, shy/socially awkward people. It is like attending a magnet junior high school. My wife used to worry that I would flirt at school, until I brought her around campus and she met the girls and realized that there was no chance of me flirting in the world (not to say they are ugly, just that they are chill and respectful).
Third, I only troll for Chicago because it has paid my investment back BIG time. I hope other people can see what a great investment it is. From slightly above median I got 12 callbacks in 9 markets including McKinsey and some awesome V10s, and better offers than I could have really expected. I love my education, learning from Baird, Levmore, Posner, Posner Jr., Epstein, Easterbrook, Wood, Ginsburg, and others has been an incredible experience. The student body is funny, amiable, and pimp.
Fourth, I do not make "crazy" statements on this board. I've basically only said 3 things people haven't liked:
1) NYU is a very strong regional school, meaning that you should go to Columbia if you want CA, not NYU.
2) Harvard is weaksauce because they choose to hire a diluted academic faculty to accommodate their large class instead of a practitioner faculty like Columbia and NYU.
3) People underestimate how bad it is for bottom-half kids at Harvard because of the relative number of below-median kids. At Chicago most I know have a great job lined up. The ones that don't were screwed by bidding strategy or social skills. Anecdotally, I know people at NYU, Columbia, and Harvard that stand below median have had sucky prospects because their schools are churning out over twice the number of grads at Yale, Stanford, and Chicago. Every firm may want both a Chicago and Harvard kid (especially because Chicago has twice the number of partners per-capita as Harvard), but they may not want two Harvard kids and a Chicago kid. The combination of lay prestige and decision by the administration to make more $$ instead of being the best law school on the planet makes for a pretty misleading package.
funny how in the other thread it shows you lying about "picking" chicago. a quick look at your lsn shows you actually did want to attend CLS and HLS but you "chose" chicago.
let me get this straight. you admit that you "troll" for chicago and you use terms like "weaksauce' to describe HLS? also, you talk about things like chicago being good because of your wife not worrying about you flirting with other women? seriously? wow, just wow...