I am a qualified lawyer from Europe with a master's in Pol.Sci. I have OK grades (top 30% in class) and a 730 GMAT. I will be applying in round 1 2020 to LBS + several of the M7s (incl. HSW).
I know I want to end up in London one way or another, but I am also craving the US experience, where the quality of the curriculum and the student body is regarded as superior. Also, I see the MBA more as a way to study and re-skill myself and less as a 2-year party bonanza. For example, this is why I feel attracted to the alleged culture of MIT Sloan, where there is a greater emphasis on study.
I am aiming for a finance role post-MBA, perhaps in IBD, but I am open to discovering new things.
Thus, I would really appreciate your input, especially from alumni, so as to get out of my head and have a more practical approach to this 'first world problem'.
TLDR: I want to work in London, but feel that LBS would be an inferior experience academically.