scribelaw wrote:I don't see much motivation for HLS to increase its numbers, either. If they really wanted to make a run at Yale for No. 1, they'd just cut the class size down to 400.
i don't think HLS will every decrease class size. The institutional philosophy and style seems to keep that as one of its defining features. Quote from Wikipedia:
"The school maintained a relatively uncompetitive admissions process, but "weeded out" a large number of first year students. This gave rise to the infamous legend of a dean at the school telling incoming students, "Look to your left, look to your right, because one of you won't be here by the end of the year."
obviously HLS is not quite like that anymore (everyone graduates nowadays), but i imagine that type of philosophy is still there. IMO if you make it to the top of Harvard, it is much more impressive than the top of Yale due to the intense competition.