ditto! It's such a long shot for me, but a PI scholarship at either place would seal the deal!
Even over Boalt?
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The thing about Harvard vs Yale UG is meant half in jest, and half seriously for the following reasons: college, to my mind, is much more about quality of life and associated stuff. Harvard UG seems far less student-friendly in the ways I mentioned than Yale does (yes, lack of benches on the main quad means that people can't/don't congregate there, merely pass through on their way to class, etc.), and to me, that's a Significant Point of Difference between the two schools, since college, I think, you're there for more than the degree. Law school, on the other hand, = vocational school, and things like that become less important.
I will say that I mentioned that I knew/of Sophie because I was very well acquainted with her admissions cycle, as was anyone who happened by the Yale post office at any point from fall 2006 to spring 2007--I mean, we all knew she wouldn't seriously consider GULC, but to throw out the whole acceptance package right there in the post office? Man, that's cold. (I am mostly joking, haterz.)
Anyway, I stand by my point that YLS does not necessarily mean more personal attention or more lively discussion due to its small size, that to pick it over HLS for those reasons seems to me to be poor decision-making, and that 0Ls should consider more than this when choosing which of the two to attend.
For instance, one could consider, if one were so inclined, the fact that New Haven is awesome and Cambridge sucks. In my opinion, this is more true than "YLS is small/personal/lively, and HLS is too big/cold/impersonal."
Again, to reiterate, the size thing is something that HLS hears a lot about, and for all its faults, I really don't think that's one of them as it impacts the student experience (or rather, doesn't). It certainly does impact its ranking, but if you're choosing between YLS and HLS based on rankings, I feel no compunction in stating that you're an a-hole and should go somewhere I'm not.