I'd take Boalt. I think the shock and disbelief that someone would pick Boalt or Stanford over Yale is felt most acutely by those with prestige whore tendencies who feel extra chuffed because they happended to get into Yale. I'm not knocking Yale at all, just knocking obnoxious self-promoters.
Any top school is going to have its share of obnoxious self-promoters. Of course Yale is not full of them. My intended point, however vague, was that off all the people who would be shocked that someone would pick a lower-ranked school over Yale (this would shock most people, myself included), the MOST shocked of all would be the obnoxious self-promoter at Yale.Yes, my post was directed at you, bass. If that makes me a dou'chebag, then so be it. At least I am in good company.Re: bass: "his internet douchbaggery probably seeps out its protective casing little by little, until it fills the room, disrupting the flow of wine, cheese, and laughter."-George Jefferson squaredhttp://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,52461.0.html
Quote from: daveman on January 30, 2006, 09:30:07 PMSpecialty rankings are on somewhat tenuous grounds as a whole, but if any are to be taken seriously, IP is the one. Supposedly it matters more for IP than for any other "specialty."As a student going into IP, I've made the decision to go to the best school in my region, regardless of it's strength in IP. That's the advice that I've been given several times.With that said, the school I'm likely going to choose (Iowa) has two of top IP profs in the country, so I'm not shortchanging myself with my decision.
Specialty rankings are on somewhat tenuous grounds as a whole, but if any are to be taken seriously, IP is the one. Supposedly it matters more for IP than for any other "specialty."