I followed Mugg to Boston to visit schools today. The trip was long and tiring, especially after a long day of work. But Harvard Law School totally makes up for it. I started out visiting a Contract class - which ironically was cancelled. Luckily, another class took place in the same room, so I was fortunate to be able to sit in Torts, taught by Prof. Morton Horwitz. I surprisingly enjoyed Torts and the personal stories that served as the backdrop for the cases. Today's lecture focused on negligence, and how the charge centered around the concept of foreseeability - basically how probably it is that an accident based on these particular circumstances could happen. The burden/ liability aspect of the lecture appealed to my economic background. And just in case this ever comes back in m future, the formula is B = PL where B = the financial burden that the defendant should take on, P = the probability of the accident happening, L = the liability incurred by the accident. So if B>PL, i.e. the burden to insure that prevention of the accident is greater than the $$ damages caused by the accident, and the defendant didn't take the preventive measures, he is NOT liable. Otherwise, he is liable if the burden is less than the liability.
After the class, I met Shaud (ex-NERA coworker) and his friend, Charlotte, for lunch. We chatted for about 2 hours and took a tour around the law school. I never got to know Shaud very well at NERA, but we had a really good time. I love how chilled and down-to-earth both of them were, and love to listen to their experience in class and during their first summer. HLS law library is THE bomb. High ceiling, flooding light, wood panel, spotlessly clean, the smell of prestige and antique law books. I love it. I totally love it. I totally want to be here, more than I've ever wanted most things.
Yi was equally impressed by HBS and kept talking about how Harvard is what the rave was about, and even more. Beyond the Asian dream, it promises an education more amazing and opportunities more that I ever fathom. As Bill Alford put it, my LSAT is "healthy" but my GPA is potentially trouble. Now Mugg and I just to put together polished, coherent applications to set off who we are, and hope for the best!