UtilityMonster wrote:I've never liked those circular acronym bumper stickers with the black font and white background (usually because I have no idea what they mean). I don't want to advertise that I go to HLS, anyway. I've already been too embarrassed to tell people I got into Harvard when they ask me. I oftentimes just say something like "I am probably going to go to a school in Cambridge Massachusetts, right outside Boston," and they usually have no idea what I am talking about (welcome to the South).
Telling people you go to HLS in the South is like telling them "I'm better than you" - insecurities abound.
Ooh UM, I know you have good intentions, but this is actually a notoriously obnoxious thing to do haha. TLS particularly bashes on people who say this. Like a lot of people look at it as false modesty (I know this isn't the case for you) -- like the Harvard student doesn't want to embarrass the person they are talking to, as if they think they are sparing them by not bringing up their superiority . I think people are a lot less likely to be annoyed if you just say Harvard but don't make a big deal out of it.
A quick Google search found this: http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/35xis6/
JedBartlett wrote:On a more random note: How many people are 100 percent positive they will be attending Harvard? I am, but I am curious about the rest of you and about what you are using/thinking about to make your decisions.
As I'm sure many of you are getting scholarships at other schools, which schools would you attend--if you receive a scholarship--over Harvard?
Jed, I think YS (if I'm fortunate enough to get either) would definitely get serious consideration. Columbia or Chicago with a named scholarship would make the decision very difficult as well. I want Boston biglaw, though, so is there really any option better for that than Harvard? Inputs would be appreciated I don't know much about the Boston market. I would imagine Harvard is probably the best choice?