HLS v. Chicago?


Cecilia_A

I know I am very lucky to be even asking this question.
I am mainly interested in business law for my future practice (and more precisely, financial law & corporate law), and in law & economics on the academic side.

I know that Harvard is Harvard, but since I've received Chicago's email about a month ago, I've been growing more and more enthusiastic about that school (partly due to R. Badger's e-mails and also to some posts on this forum) : great faculty, especially in L&E, small group, nice campus, nice events for LLMs, etc. On the other hand, I don't know much about Harvard (except its reputation of course), except the size of the LLM class (around 170?).

So what do you think I should choose? I'm wondering what your input would be on the subject. I'm guessing HLS should have incredible professors too... What about the difference re. job prospects (well, probably almost everyone will say there's no big difference btw 0 and 0...)? Does the size of the program reflect on the size of courses/seminars? What about the campus/the atmosphere?...

Also, what is the difference in workload? HLS has a reputation for being extremely demanding. Is it really different from the other schools?

I would greatly appreciate any opinion/comment (even if only on one of the numerous aspects)! Thanks :-)

Cecilia

I know I am very lucky to be even asking this question.
I am mainly interested in business law for my future practice (and more precisely, financial law & corporate law), and in law & economics on the academic side.

I know that Harvard is Harvard, but since I've received Chicago's email about a month ago, I've been growing more and more enthusiastic about that school (partly due to R. Badger's e-mails and also to some posts on this forum) : great faculty, especially in L&E, small group, nice campus, nice events for LLMs, etc. On the other hand, I don't know much about Harvard (except its reputation of course), except the size of the LLM class (around 170?).

So what do you think I should choose? I'm wondering what your input would be on the subject. I'm guessing HLS should have incredible professors too... What about the difference re. job prospects (well, probably almost everyone will say there's no big difference btw 0 and 0...)? Does the size of the program reflect on the size of courses/seminars? What about the campus/the atmosphere?...

Also, what is the difference in workload? HLS has a reputation for being extremely demanding. Is it really different from the other schools?

I would greatly appreciate any opinion/comment (even if only on one of the numerous aspects)! Thanks :-)

Cecilia
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posner

Chicago, of course. Without a doubt. In a heartbeat.

Chicago, of course. Without a doubt. In a heartbeat.
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Cecilia_A

Chicago, of course. Without a doubt. In a heartbeat.


Thanks. Could you please explain why? (although your name already gives me a hint ;-))

<blockquote>Chicago, of course. Without a doubt. In a heartbeat.</blockquote>

Thanks. Could you please explain why? (although your name already gives me a hint ;-))
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posner

Chicago, of course. Without a doubt. In a heartbeat.


Thanks. Could you please explain why? (although your name already gives me a hint ;-))


I knew you were smart!!
And I expect you to choose WISELY;=)

<blockquote><blockquote>Chicago, of course. Without a doubt. In a heartbeat.</blockquote>

Thanks. Could you please explain why? (although your name already gives me a hint ;-))</blockquote>

I knew you were smart!!
And I expect you to choose WISELY;=)
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alex83

I have applied to both school, accepted at chicago, rejected at HLS... so I am not the best person to give some advise... anyway I could tell you that harvard is prestigous, have more working connection and it is national.. it means that you can work from alaska to florida with HLS degree...
Chicago has a better LLM program, coz its small and better served in terms of career service...
If I were in you I would go to Harvard coz you might have more option once over...
Be smart and go for the prestigious one

I have applied to both school, accepted at chicago, rejected at HLS... so I am not the best person to give some advise... anyway I could tell you that harvard is prestigous, have more working connection and it is national.. it means that you can work from alaska to florida with HLS degree...
Chicago has a better LLM program, coz its small and better served in terms of career service...
If I were in you I would go to Harvard coz you might have more option once over...
Be smart and go for the prestigious one
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Cecilia_A

Thank you for your answers. If anyone else has an opinion, feel free...

Thank you for your answers. If anyone else has an opinion, feel free...
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Stagista11

I'd rather say that you must consider where you want to work afterwards. if outside the US, where Chicago is often not considered among the top-schools, Harvard is your best choice, otherwise you may consider Chicago. Needless to say, you won't be mistaken either way. Congrats!

I'd rather say that you must consider where you want to work afterwards. if outside the US, where Chicago is often not considered among the top-schools, Harvard is your best choice, otherwise you may consider Chicago. Needless to say, you won't be mistaken either way. Congrats!
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L&E

hey I am a recent "joinee" ...; thank you Stagista for that bit of insight....

Cecilia, May I have a Snap Shot of your CV. That would be enlightening for me because am a LL M aspirant and you seem to be quite "been there done that"...; I am only asking because your credentials would be my bench mark index..:) (As perhaps my nic indicates, I "inclined" to go to Chicago and I think I would have an outside chance @ Harvard)...

hey I am a recent "joinee" ...; thank you Stagista for that bit of insight....

Cecilia, May I have a Snap Shot of your CV. That would be enlightening for me because am a LL M aspirant and you seem to be quite "been there done that"...; I am only asking because your credentials would be my bench mark index..:) (As perhaps my nic indicates, I "inclined" to go to Chicago and I think I would have an outside chance @ Harvard)...
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Dear Cecilia,

I think HLS is also rather strong in L&E. Besides, Chicago's great reputation for L&E does not have a substantially different quality than Harvard's great overall reputation. Put in another way: Who tells you that Chicago's reputation is not also -- to a certain degree -- based on good PR work just as is Harvard's?

Dear Cecilia,

I think HLS is also rather strong in L&E. Besides, Chicago's great reputation for L&E does not have a substantially different quality than Harvard's great overall reputation. Put in another way: Who tells you that Chicago's reputation is not also -- to a certain degree -- based on good PR work just as is Harvard's?
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L&E

I agree with you CWS,,,; HLS got Louis Kaplow...! Rules and Standards: An Economic Analysis... Remember...!:)

Now they even have Cass Sunstein... Another L&E stalwart...Chicago in contrast has got Easterbrok and Fischel...; So that evens out which leaves out reputation...And here, even the most die hard UC fans will agree HLS Rox...

I agree with you CWS,,,; HLS got Louis Kaplow...! Rules and Standards: An Economic Analysis... Remember...!:)

Now they even have Cass Sunstein... Another L&E stalwart...Chicago in contrast has got Easterbrok and Fischel...; So that evens out which leaves out reputation...And here, even the most die hard UC fans will agree HLS Rox...
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Cecilia_A

Thank you L&E and CWS for reviving that thread ;-)

And I'm glad you're telling me to choose Harvard, because that's indeed what I did in the end! Your last post L&E is totally true... There was also the class size argument, but on the other hand large class has its advantages as well.

Anyway, to answer your question (L&E), I'm a final year student from Belgium. First of my class, summer internships, have followed economics/finance courses in addition to law, won prizes in mathematics. Feel free to PM me if you want more details... Do you plan on applying for 2010-2011?


Thank you L&E and CWS for reviving that thread ;-)

And I'm glad you're telling me to choose Harvard, because that's indeed what I did in the end! Your last post L&E is totally true... There was also the class size argument, but on the other hand large class has its advantages as well.

Anyway, to answer your question (L&E), I'm a final year student from Belgium. First of my class, summer internships, have followed economics/finance courses in addition to law, won prizes in mathematics. Feel free to PM me if you want more details... Do you plan on applying for 2010-2011?
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