« on: February 22, 2005, 04:53:18 PM »
My thinking runs mostly in line with yours, Jeff. My interest (as it stands) is in law in the public interest and Berkeley does have a strong commitment and dedicated resources. You're right that Berkeley's reputation will provide for a number of opportunities that going to BYU will not. And, judging from my time spent on sites like thevault.com, Boalt is a great environment in which to study law. Besides, I'm a native Californian, like the Bay Area, and see my staying in the state as a likely outcome.
That said, I did want to provoke some reactions. One school gets painted as a dingy hippy paradise and the other as a stronghold for Mormon orthodoxy. Those images don't seem to me to be accurate or justifications in and of themselves.