Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread« on: November 28, 2008, 01:00:40 AM »
Well I honestly want a change of career and think law school is the right move for me. A PhD is a very versatile degree; top consulting firms recruit at MIT every year (i.e-McKinsey & Co.) although it is not the typical career path. Don't want to be in hardcore science anymore. But what's so good about Yale law?
Understood, but personally I would try to change that "think" to a "know" before embarking on this journey. Obviously you're used to rigorous study based on your background; in fact, you may very well find law school to be less rigorous than your program at MIT. But if you're certain you want to be a lawyer or want a JD, then by all means, go for it. My thing is just don't go to law school by default. Too much of a financial and emotional investment for something you're not 110% committed to IMO.
I'll let Alci tell you what's so great about Yale.