Ok, well, I punched the numbers in for you. Scenario 1: 1L public interest position, 2L firm jobNYU: $64KHLS: $108.9KScenario 2: 1L & 2L firm jobNYU: $64KHLS: $122.7KThis doesn't account for the difference in parental contribution over the three years, so it's a bit rough. But you get the idea. In the first scenario it seems reasonable to choose H over NYU; but in the second it starts getting fuzzy. That's almost twice as much ...!
no law school is more prestigious that Harvard.
I'd like to offer my situation into the mix. I'm in roughly the same spot, except:(a) my scholarship is the Dean's Fellowship, which is full-tuition two years and half-tuition the third year unless I take a qualifying public interest job.(b) I want to go into legal academia.(c) I think I prefer Stanford over Harvard, all things considered.(d) Stanford has offered me loans-only (Harvard will probably do the same.)(e) I would either love New York or hate it, and I'm not sure which.What do y'all think?
What do y'all think?
i really appreciate everyone's advice! i was up all night stressing about this, but at this point i think it's going to be harvard. i'm still going to talk to a few people first, since i have some questions, but i'm getting closer to deciding...