jive_bird44 wrote:Chicago has a higher general level of "law schoolishness" than most every other law school. People at low ranked schools are (generally) too stupid to know they are screwed and people at top 9 schools are (generally) smart enought to know they are set for life. Chicago people have a combination of both.
Useless poster is useless.
This statement is based on... what, again? Your knowledge of what goes on in lower ranked schools? Because at Wisconsin, pretty much everyone knew that if they weren't toward the top of the class, they were screwed. All of the transfers from other schools say exactly the same thing about the environments they transferred out of. All of the 2L transfers I knew at Wisconsin last year said the same thing about the environments they transferred out of. The two groups combined represents a fairly broad range of schools.
People at "Top 9" (lol what kind of cutoff is that) are not necessarily set for life, especially in this economy. Putting aside the obvious problems of no offers and "indefinite deferrals," being below median puts you at risk, even at CCN, right now. Further, people at all of these schools still aim for clerkships.