Anyone else moving down a notch?

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Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby DoctorNick189 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:29 pm

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby jwrit07 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:32 pm

nope. Im moving up

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby bees » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:36 pm

you are the only one. everyone else in HYP's graduating classes will be going to H or Y for law school.

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:39 pm

Doesn't matter, though your HYP UG degree may look good to employers. You will likely be surrounded by tons of Ivy kids. I can't even tell you how many Columbia grads there are at Fordham, and you will certainly be among your own former classmates at a T20.

(I think I made a very solid upgrade, though my UG technically wasn't ranked, so it's hard to tell.)

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Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:40 pm

Also, its not that big of a deal. Recognize that and you should be all set.

Though I am moving up :)

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby starlight007 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:40 pm

down a notch? steep decline actually...what happened?

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Postby dakatz » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:41 pm

A good friend of mine went to BU for law school and said it seemed like all his classmates came from ivy league undergrad schools. I really don't think it is considered moving "down" to attend a Top 20 school, regardless of where you went to undergrad.

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby twert » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:44 pm

so you peaked in high school?

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby Dignan » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:49 pm

DoctorNick189 wrote:As someone soon to hold a degree from a respected undergraduate institution (one of H/Y/P) who will likely end up at a law school school ranked 15-20, I feel like I am a member of a small minority. Is anyone else in a similar position? Any thoughts on the matter?

This is really common. Hastings, for example, is full of Yale undergrads. T14 law schools are difficult for everyone to get into, even those who went to HYP for undergrad.

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby stratocophic » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:50 pm

Pretty sure I'll at least hold serve. I may have a shot at an upgrade... but I may end up at my undergrad, which is fortunately nothing to sneeze at since its ranks are pretty close to each other. Splitter/T14 love/hate relationships making decisions drag on FTL :evil:

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby Clint Eastwood » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:53 pm

A good man always knows his limitations

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby MF248 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:04 am

I'll be moving up, or if I decide to take the money, staying put.

Makes me very happy that I took the full tuition scholarship for undergrad instead of blowing my money on that degree.

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby gossipgirl » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:08 am

MF248 wrote:I'll be moving up, or if I decide to take the money, staying put.

Makes me very happy that I took the full tuition scholarship for undergrad instead of blowing my money on that degree.


I'm the exact opposite. There's no way I could've gotten the job I'm doing after UG if I went to Rutgers (my state school) since it only recruits at the top UGs so I'm glad I "blew" my money on the degree before I blow more money on my JD. :)

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:13 am

I'm crazy upgrading myself, it's fantastic!

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby MF248 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:20 am

gossipgirl wrote:
MF248 wrote:I'll be moving up, or if I decide to take the money, staying put.

Makes me very happy that I took the full tuition scholarship for undergrad instead of blowing my money on that degree.


I'm the exact opposite. There's no way I could've gotten the job I'm doing after UG if I went to Rutgers (my state school) since it only recruits at the top UGs so I'm glad I "blew" my money on the degree before I blow more money on my JD. :)


Yeah, I was able to hit my 1 career goal other than law school so it worked out for me, but I can definitely see how someone that wanted to, or just ended up doing the UG -> Work -> Back to law school approach could benefit from a school w/ good name recognition. So someone in your situation definitely didn't blow their money. Someone that went HYP then straight to William & Mary probably isn't going to benefit from their UG degree too much tho.

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:23 am

DoctorNick189 wrote:As someone soon to hold a degree from a respected undergraduate institution (one of H/Y/P) who will likely end up at a law school school ranked 15-20, I feel like I am a member of a small minority. Is anyone else in a similar position? Any thoughts on the matter?

You know, you will always be able to name-drop. You can go to Podunk School of Law, graduate, and then be like "I went to H/Y/P" to people and they'll be like "OH REALLY?" and it's still true.

If you end up going to a respectable law school (and all the 15-20 schools will be) then your resume will still look good. I mean, Harvard+USC Law is going to look good to people, as an example.

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby legends159 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:27 am

Well you could always work your butt off and transfer.

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby SHARK WEEK! » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:30 am

The average Harvard undergraduate scores a 166 on the LSAT. Let's say the average GPA of a Harvard undergraduate is a 3.5 (and that's very generous). The average Harvard undergraduate does not get into a T14 this cycle, nor does the average Yale undergraduate. (Q.E.D.)

Major assumption of course being that the average Harvard or Yale undergraduate actually applies to law school.

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby daesonesb » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:35 am

I'd def say I'm getting a bump up, considering 99.5% of Americans haven't heard of the school I go to now.

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby tram988 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:37 am

Moving on up babbbby

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby englawyer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:38 am

gossipgirl wrote:
MF248 wrote:I'll be moving up, or if I decide to take the money, staying put.

Makes me very happy that I took the full tuition scholarship for undergrad instead of blowing my money on that degree.


I'm the exact opposite. There's no way I could've gotten the job I'm doing after UG if I went to Rutgers (my state school) since it only recruits at the top UGs so I'm glad I "blew" my money on the degree before I blow more money on my JD. :)


considering you are both going for the JD now and will be on a roughly equal playing field in the legal job search (UG can count a little bit though), I think MF got the better deal. I have to say that for someone DEADSET on pre-law from high school, cheap u-grad is the way to go it seems.

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby T14_Scholly » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:45 am

Unfortunately, going down a notch leaves you scarred for life, because the level of prestige affixed to your name gets permanently lowered.

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby big_blue79 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:06 am

I will be moving way, way up. There's just something about going to a school that someone's heard of before.

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby insidethetwenty » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:12 am

MF248 wrote:I'll be moving up, or if I decide to take the money, staying put.

Makes me very happy that I took the full tuition scholarship for undergrad instead of blowing my money on that degree.


+1.

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Re: Anyone else moving down a notch?

Postby ToadGoDead » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:15 am

up or same



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