Maybe this isn't a great question for a 1L, but I'm sure you have a perspective from when you were choosing schools:
How portable is a Stanford degree really, compared to YH? If one's long term goals involve work in DC or NY, do you think attending Stanford could put one at a disadvantage? I kind of dream of going to LS on the west coast, but I know I won't be relocating there permanantly.
As an SLS 2L, I'd like to add my two cents about recruiting: Although most Stanford students prefer to stay on the West Coast (self-selection), I've not noticed any disadvantage for people looking in NY or DC. Even friends of mine who were substantially below mean were able to get fantastic NYC firm jobs, including offers from V10 firms. In DC, it's a bit harder, but I know many people who got offers from top DC firms. I don't know anyone who didn't get the location they wanted, and almost everyone I knew got their top choice firm (and many offers overall).
Although our lay prestige on the East Coast may not be as strong as Harvard's and Yale's, we do benefit tremendously from our small size. Most firms would like to have at least a few SLS students in their summer classes, and because (1) there are so few of us to begin with, and (2) an even smaller number go to the East Coast, we tend to fare just fine.