« on: January 23, 2006, 11:18:55 PM »
It isn't as prestigious as that liberty place.
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I spent the day at Yale today and attended 2 classes. It was so awesome, seems like such a laid back welcoming environment. I got lost a few times and didnt really know where anything was, and people were more than willing to help me out. Same with the faculty, even the security guards were super cheerful. Can't wait for admit weekend. Has anyone else visited yet?
hey, I think because Yale tends to produce more academic-types, that if you *were* to go for corporate law that you'd stick out as an "exotic bird" (Susan Estrich's term...)
Meaning that, since so many M&A lawyers went to Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Chicago etc., and since there are relatively fewer Yale M&A lawyers (oh, wait, you want to do securities...I assume it's probably the same ratio)that you'd stand out while interviewing as being a "catch" as the top firms love to add top schools to their roster.
As for prep while you're *there* I think you'd be more than adequately prepared, as there is a large selection of business/corporate classes at yale
Yea I agree. I went to the CDO at Yale today with basically the same question (my UG major is in the finance arena). If you go to their website and look at the stats, from the class of 2004 45% did law firm work after 3L, 43% judicial clerkship and only 2% academia. It seems that if you want to go into academia, Yale is the place to be relative to other schools in the t14. But that being said, most students to not go into academics (at least initially), the vast majority clerk and do some sort of firm work. And an added bonus is that because there are so few yalies to choose from, you pretty much get an interview with every firm you list and a call back with most. The pamphlets on the site are really interesting and they'll probably help answer your question. But i would not worry about not finding an amazing top choice job...
these holds aren't doing much to raise toby's stock (ha..ha..ha...) here on LSD.My hope is that his stock rises soon in your book, after experiencing his irresistible telephone charm.