Barring amazingly good financial aid from Harvard, I was probably going to turn down H for a Darrow. Being admitted to Yale threw a big wrench in things, though. I think Michigan, for various reasons, has an underrated law school.
And I think Crack's point about Harvard accepting the kids with good numbers but little else and driving up their yield with that process is probably spot-on. Those kids are likely also the sort who just want to "win" and are basing their decisions predominantly on prestige.
Really? Is it because it is a public school in the midwest? My only acceptance so far is from Michigan and my wife is telling me to forgetaboutit since she's never heard of it. Knowing I don't want big law, do you think Michigan would be a good choice over C/N?
Harvard does seem to be more numbers based than anything, so the young elite may chose H over Y/S because it is the place where all the high numbers go. Interesting enough, to my overseas relatives, H and S has about the same prestige, perhaps because more Asians goes to Stanford. Yale is way down, and I am afraid I will impress no one with Michigan
(of course that is not a factor).