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Harvard v. Columbia, Chicago, NYU, or Penn with $$$$
« on: November 23, 2006, 04:11:43 AM »
If given the choice between Harvard and any of these four schools with big money what would you all pick?

I am just curious.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia, Chicago, NYU, or Penn with $$$$
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2006, 05:33:35 AM »
If given the choice between Harvard and any of these four schools with big money what would you all pick?

I am just curious.

Harvard.  I mean, it's Harvard?!  don't get me wrong, those other schools are all absolutely fantastic, but it's Harvard!

but then again...I couldnt get into any of them anyways! lol.
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Re: Harvard v. Columbia, Chicago, NYU, or Penn with $$$$
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2006, 07:42:26 AM »
I would pick Columbia over Harvard, money or not. That being said, pinky does make a point; Harvard is Harvard.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia, Chicago, NYU, or Penn with $$$$
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2006, 08:01:16 AM »
is harvard really harvard? empirical evidence has yet to be provided.

i would pick NYU.
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Re: Harvard v. Columbia, Chicago, NYU, or Penn with $$$$
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2006, 09:50:39 AM »
If you want uber-prestige and instant international recognition, then Harvard it is.

If living in the Big Apple is important to you and you want top-notch NYC connections, then Columbia or NYU.

If you want a small student body and daily interaction with Posner, then Chicago.

If you want to decrease the amount you take out in loans and you think you can benefit from Wharton, then Penn.

All the schools you mention offer a great legal education. I think it comes down to pure personal choice.
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Re: Harvard v. Columbia, Chicago, NYU, or Penn with $$$$
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2006, 10:25:27 AM »
Based on my own recollection, I think over half of the people who get the Hamilton (full ride at Columbia) choose to go to Harvard.  A few go to Yale, and one or two will get an equivalent scholarship and go to NYU.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia, Chicago, NYU, or Penn with $$$$
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2006, 10:30:56 AM »
I'd pick chicago with $$$. But they seem to be stingy with scholarships even if you have high numbers.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia, Chicago, NYU, or Penn with $$$$
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2006, 12:19:41 PM »
Money.

The problem is that people are thinking about money as an abstract number, when they should be thinking about it as a concrete amount of time in a Biglaw sweatshop.
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Re: Harvard v. Columbia, Chicago, NYU, or Penn with $$$$
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2006, 12:25:22 PM »
If given the choice between Harvard and any of these four schools with big money what would you all pick?

I am just curious.

In theory, the money.  What a lovely choice to make, though!
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Re: Harvard v. Columbia, Chicago, NYU, or Penn with $$$$
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2006, 12:36:00 PM »
I'd probably pick Harvard, but 1) layman prestige is very important to me, and 2) I know I'm working biglaw, so paying back loans wouldn't be that big a deal anyway.
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