H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

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H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby newtothis » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:07 pm

Dear board,

I realize this topic has been discussed ad nauseam, but I'm in a slightly different situation and would be interested in your thoughts. I wonder if the H vs. Y calculus would differ if the chooser had a prestigious fellowship (Rhodes or Marshall Scholarship, for instance). In that case, I imagine fears of getting lost in the crowd at H would be somewhat neutralized? What would the benefits and drawbooks of choosing H or Y be in this instance? Thanks.

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby TheThriller » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:25 pm

newtothis wrote:Dear board,

I realize this topic has been discussed ad nauseam, but I'm in a slightly different situation and would be interested in your thoughts. I wonder if the H vs. Y calculus would differ if the chooser had a prestigious fellowship (Rhodes or Marshall Scholarship, for instance). In that case, I imagine fears of getting lost in the crowd at H would be somewhat neutralized? What would the benefits and drawbooks of choosing H or Y be in this instance? Thanks.


If you are bright and intelligent enough to be a Rhodes scholar, you can make your own decision between law schools.

This isn't even an attempt at humblebrag, you're just bragging. There is no difference between Harvard and Yale in your situation and honestly there is no difference once you are in law school between the Rhodes scholar, the Fulbright scholar and the other students.
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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby IAFG » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:29 pm

newtothis wrote:I wonder if the H vs. Y calculus would differ if the chooser had a prestigious fellowship (Rhodes or Marshall Scholarship, for instance).

I am wondering what employer you think is going to regard this as a game-changer.

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby UtilityMonster » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:00 pm

For someone with a prestigious fellowship to produce a thread of such fail...

:|

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby Swimp » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:19 pm

IAFG wrote:
newtothis wrote:I wonder if the H vs. Y calculus would differ if the chooser had a prestigious fellowship (Rhodes or Marshall Scholarship, for instance).

I am wondering what employer you think is going to regard this as a game-changer.


This. I pray to god OP is a troll.

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby ph14 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:20 pm

Just go to Yale. There are lots of people at HLS with prestigious scholarships, fellowships, etc. It's not like a Rhodes will be a dime a dozen at Yale and unheard of at HLS.

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby Lawquacious » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:24 pm

If you did H undergrad go to Y; if you did Y undergrad go to H. Just my opinion. Other than that go to Yale.

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby mr.hands » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:42 pm

You're an ass.

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:02 am

Go to Yale.

I'm not saying this because there's some special difference as a Rhodes or Fulbright scholar that makes Yale better for you. I'm saying it because you obviously care a lot about prestige and the weight that it lifts for you. Yale is more prestigious within the legal community, and you won't get to put "accepted to Yale; declined" on your job applications.

Be the prestige whore that you are. Go to Yale, to prove you got into Yale. That is, assuming you can get in...

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby IAFG » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:05 am

vanwinkle wrote:Go to Yale.

I'm not saying this because there's some special difference as a Rhodes or Fulbright scholar that makes Yale better for you. I'm saying it because you obviously care a lot about prestige and the weight that it lifts for you. Yale is more prestigious within the legal community, and you won't get to put "accepted to Yale; declined" on your job applications.

Be the prestige whore that you are. Go to Yale, to prove you got into Yale. That is, assuming you can get in...

Remember the old days, when we told people to wait until they had acceptances before they started threads like this?

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:12 am

IAFG wrote:Remember the old days, when we told people to wait until they had acceptances before they started threads like this?

Yeah, I wasted a lot of time locking threads back then. Mocking people is more fun though.

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:12 am

IMO a Rhodes Scholarship isn't that prestigious.

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby newtothis » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:47 am

but.. but... I'm also an Olympian.

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby sunynp » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:07 am

newtothis wrote:Dear board,

I realize this topic has been discussed ad nauseam, but I'm in a slightly different situation and would be interested in your thoughts. I wonder if the H vs. Y calculus would differ if the chooser had a prestigious fellowship (Rhodes or Marshall Scholarship, for instance). In that case, I imagine fears of getting lost in the crowd at H would be somewhat neutralized? What would the benefits and drawbooks of choosing H or Y be in this instance? Thanks.


Dear new to this,

I think your best bet is to go to the UK and get a law degree there. Even Harvard isn't douchey enough for you.

Good luck!

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby ben4847 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:52 am

IAFG wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:Go to Yale.

I'm not saying this because there's some special difference as a Rhodes or Fulbright scholar that makes Yale better for you. I'm saying it because you obviously care a lot about prestige and the weight that it lifts for you. Yale is more prestigious within the legal community, and you won't get to put "accepted to Yale; declined" on your job applications.

Be the prestige whore that you are. Go to Yale, to prove you got into Yale. That is, assuming you can get in...

Remember the old days, when we told people to wait until they had acceptances before they started threads like this?


Yes, good point. I think you should take Gtown with 60k over Duke. Especially since you will stand out at Gtown with your rhodes scholar.

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby Yukos » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:05 am

newtothis wrote:but.. but... I'm also an Olympian.


Image

Well played OP.

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby Crowing » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:57 pm

newtothis wrote:but.. but... I'm also an Olympian.


Aw come on; you could've milked more out of this topic.

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Re: H vs. Y (but slightly different circumstances)

Postby TheThriller » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:05 pm

Crowing wrote:
newtothis wrote:but.. but... I'm also an Olympian.


Aw come on; you could've milked more out of this topic.


give him a break he's new to this




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