« on: April 17, 2005, 02:20:43 PM »
I think it really comes down to what you want to do. If you want to be a professor (and it doesn't seem you do) go to Yale. If you ever want to go into politics yourself or something along those lines where you will need the old boy network then of course its yale again. Also you have to remember Yale is a highly theoretical hands off sort of law school. That may be your thing and it may not, but you have to keep in mind you are going to have a very different experience at Yale than you would at just about any other law school. I have heard a lot of stories of ivy league grads getting top notch jobs and really having no clue what their doing when they start out in the real world, not that they don't learn quick, but I can't really say how much real world lawyer experience your gonna get at Yale. As far as your interests and that sort of thing I am sure that Yale how outstanding classes and programs in all of them. And in the summer Yale will no doubt be able to get you pretty much any job you want on capitol hill, but you will be giving up the year round access that Georgetown gives you, especially being the best school in town. Yale will be your ticket to a lot of high paying, high prestige jobs, but if that isn't your goal in life then I can't see a lot of point in going there. And to put things in perspective a little Georgetown may not be #1, but it is an amazing, world renowned school, you don't lose either way.