lawlorbust wrote:Po$eidon wrote:curry1 wrote:I was only semi-joking. At Chicago's asw this weekend a lot of current students would refer to Yale, Harvard, Stanford and Chicago leaving out NYU and Columbia. T6 also wasn't a thing IRL, a lot of people talked about "top 5 schools," which I found weird. The statistics do seem to bear out that Chicago's placement into clerkships/academia is much more in line with H/S than C/N. Y is its own beast. I'm not convinced that H is better than Chicago, they seem equal in virtually all respects. S undoubtedly does better with clerkships.
Agreed. I put H with Chi because I also think H is WAAAAY overestimated. It's only real benefits come if you make H law review or in that one in 3000000 chance you get into deep politics. Betting on those, though? Stupid
I got into Uchi last year w/$75k but I turned it down cuz it would have left me never seeing my SO who I'm madly in love with. I've been kicking myself since as I really am interested in academia (I'm a great teacher) but I'll live (going to Cornell w/a fat scholly this coming fall instead)
Edit: we live in NYC. Also, congrats on that Uchi acceptance
No need to apologize. Great decision! Cornell is basically the new "C". Although if Columbia manages to turn the ship around (unlikely), it's possibly we'll settle into a new "CCCN" tier.
Lmao it's not really (I know its rank) but it is a good school in an acceptable location