crackberry wrote: catwoman wrote: crackberry wrote:
catwoman wrote:It looks like everyone who got in was complete by 10/22. So maybe there's still hope that those of us who went complete in late Oct./early Nov. might hear this month.
Catwoman, would you consider SLS over HLS/YLS?
Hard to say! I like it better than Harvard, I think, but I might prefer Yale. I'd really love to have the option of visiting SLS and learning more about it, since I've heard great things from friends there. I'm California-born and would be really tempted to return, if only because it's been a long time since I've been anywhere near my family.
Gotcha. I do agree that SLS and YLS are more similar to each other than they are to HLS in terms of the kind of applicants they attract. I'm not really sure what it is, but that's the sense I get.
That's my sense as well. Speaking for myself, the small class sizes of SLS and YLS are a real plus. HLS is huge; it has the biggest class size in the top 10 and one of the biggest in the country. Partly for that reason, I have the sense that it's easier to cultivate relationships with profs at SLS and YLS, and that's a big deal if you're interested in clerking or academia.
Also, I have the (perhaps incorrect) perception that a higher percentage of HLS students are interested in big law. There's nothing wrong with big law, but I would prefer to be among students that, overall, are a little more focused on public interest law and academia.