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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby johnnyutah » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:38 pm

r6_philly wrote:
johnnyutah wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I came across quite a few Cooley grads as partners in Philly when I was doing my firm research this week. Just saying.

Hahah, what firms?


What you want me to dig them back up? I wasn't writing names down. There were also quite a few WCU (my UG) -> Widener partners. So what's wrong with T4? :D

I browsed firms on this list and a few others:

http://www.averyindex.com/philadelphia.php

Fuckin' Cooley grads bustin' up in my town and takin' my JERBS!!

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby r6_philly » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:43 pm

johnnyutah wrote:Fuckin' Cooley grads bustin' up in my town and takin' my JERBS!!


Maybe if you had gone to Cooley, they'd like you better and offer you a jerb? :lol: It probably isn't terribly hard to get on LR at Widener and get a local job? For free probably?

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby mrmangs » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:49 pm

r6_philly wrote:
mrmangs wrote:
Lawquacious wrote:I guess my point is that in gauging lay prestige the whole point is that youre dealing with people who aren't fully informed yet about the nuances of law schools (what is the value of that really?).


I think there is some value to it. Yeah, it won't help you with hiring partners at law firms, because they obviously know what's up, but it might help you interacting with clients and business people (the latter esp if you go transactional).


I came across quite a few Cooley grads as partners in Philly when I was doing my firm research this week. Just saying.


Sure, what matters for making partner is largely rainmaking ability. Plenty of extremely intelligent, analytical thinkers can't bring home the bacon. If a Cooley grad has a respectable book of business, the world is his/her oyster.

My only point is that, at the margins, "prestige" might help in interactions with certain clients, relative, of course, to the metric they use. With hiring partners, this tends to be law school rank,. But a CEO who only knows MBA rankings might, on first impression, favor a lawyer who graduated from Northwestern over one who graduated from Michigan. With potential clients who only have a general sense of lay prestige, law school rankings might also be flouted in the first impression a lawyer makes on them (all else being equal). Not saying this will be a major boost, as the quality of a client relationship is determined mainly by good work and communication, but lay prestige or whatever could help in making a good first impression.

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby almightypush » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:42 pm

r6_philly wrote:
2Serious4Numbers wrote:
$1.99 wrote:it is definitely not columbia, i have been around and no one knows what school that is. it is definitely berkeley, duke, and cornell.


have to give the edge to duke with the nationally recognizable basketball team


UNC.


r6_philly ftw.

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:21 pm

kalvano wrote:Any time I see someone on TV going to a law school, it's always Georgetown.

Agree with Georgetown, but . . .

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Ari Gold man be the only reason any lay person really knows about Michigan Law. But it's not too shabby of a reason, if you ask me.

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby reversejinx » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:54 pm

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby imbored25 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:44 pm

why did you put boalt instead of berkeley

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:56 pm

Well, it seems like OP is asking about lay prestige (even though he says he/she is not). And Georgetown probably outranks every school out of HYS in lay prestige.

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby 2011Law » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:01 pm

OP left out Princeton Law.

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:09 pm

For Philly, the three most prestigious seem to be Penn, Georgetown, and Columbia. Granted, Penn wouldn't be on a lay prestige list for anything outside the Delaware Valley.

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby jdstl » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:13 pm

Perspective from the midwest [St. Louis]:

Contrary to some people's perceptions, I feel like Columbia is generally recognized as an Ivy, though obviously not thought of on the level of HYS. For some reason certain names, ie. "Berkeley", seem to be recognized as prestigious even by folks not familiar with school rankings, etc.

I find that UChicago is a very impressive "name" to anyone who has recently applied to colleges or grad school (or has kids who have done so); its status becomes apparent if you go through that process. But almost no recognition among complete lay-people.

In St. Louis, people basically think of WUSTL as the near equivalent of Harvard, it's reputation here is hard to overstate.

My "glint in the eye at the mention of their names" in St. Louis, outside of HYS, would be something like:

1. Berkeley (but not if you call it Boalt)
2/3. Columbia + Georgetown
4. Cornell
5. WUSTL
6. Duke
7. UChicago (though very hit or miss)
8. Michigan-Virginia-Penn, etc. ("oh, how come you didn't just go to Mizzou?")

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:27 pm

jdstl wrote:Perspective from the midwest [St. Louis]:

Contrary to some people's perceptions, I feel like Columbia is generally recognized as an Ivy, though obviously not thought of on the level of HYS. For some reason certain names, ie. "Berkeley", seem to be recognized as prestigious even by folks not familiar with school rankings, etc.

I find that UChicago is a very impressive "name" to anyone who has recently applied to colleges or grad school (or has kids who have done so); its status becomes apparent if you go through that process. But almost no recognition among complete lay-people.

In St. Louis, people basically think of WUSTL as the near equivalent of Harvard, it's reputation here is hard to overstate.

My "glint in the eye at the mention of their names" in St. Louis, outside of HYS, would be something like:

1. Berkeley (but not if you call it Boalt)
2/3. Columbia + Georgetown
4. Cornell
5. WUSTL
6. Duke
7. UChicago (though very hit or miss)
8. Michigan-Virginia-Penn, etc. ("oh, how come you didn't just go to Mizzou?")


No joke, twice when I talked about Columbia, people thought I was talking about Mizzou.

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby mrmangs » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:46 pm

jdstl wrote:Perspective from the midwest [St. Louis]:

Contrary to some people's perceptions, I feel like Columbia is generally recognized as an Ivy, though obviously not thought of on the level of HYS. For some reason certain names, ie. "Berkeley", seem to be recognized as prestigious even by folks not familiar with school rankings, etc.

I find that UChicago is a very impressive "name" to anyone who has recently applied to colleges or grad school (or has kids who have done so); its status becomes apparent if you go through that process. But almost no recognition among complete lay-people.

In St. Louis, people basically think of WUSTL as the near equivalent of Harvard, it's reputation here is hard to overstate.

My "glint in the eye at the mention of their names" in St. Louis, outside of HYS, would be something like:

1. Berkeley (but not if you call it Boalt)
2/3. Columbia + Georgetown
4. Cornell
5. WUSTL
6. Duke
7. UChicago (though very hit or miss)
8. Michigan-Virginia-Penn, etc. ("oh, how come you didn't just go to Mizzou?")


Nice tar. :)

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby rso11 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:58 pm

Do we even care about lay prestige??
(now there's a snotty comment for you! haha)

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby dextermorgan » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:13 pm

Columbia, Cornell and Princeton.

Ivy league is all that matters.

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby jdstl » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:58 pm

mrmangs wrote:
jdstl wrote:Perspective from the midwest [St. Louis]:

Contrary to some people's perceptions, I feel like Columbia is generally recognized as an Ivy, though obviously not thought of on the level of HYS. For some reason certain names, ie. "Berkeley", seem to be recognized as prestigious even by folks not familiar with school rankings, etc.

I find that UChicago is a very impressive "name" to anyone who has recently applied to colleges or grad school (or has kids who have done so); its status becomes apparent if you go through that process. But almost no recognition among complete lay-people.

In St. Louis, people basically think of WUSTL as the near equivalent of Harvard, it's reputation here is hard to overstate.

My "glint in the eye at the mention of their names" in St. Louis, outside of HYS, would be something like:

1. Berkeley (but not if you call it Boalt)
2/3. Columbia + Georgetown
4. Cornell
5. WUSTL
6. Duke
7. UChicago (though very hit or miss)
8. Michigan-Virginia-Penn, etc. ("oh, how come you didn't just go to Mizzou?")


Nice tar. :)


Pretty obscure at this point too, surprised someone recognized it!

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby reversejinx » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:51 pm

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby reversejinx » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:57 pm

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby T6Hopeful » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:02 am

rad law wrote:
reversejinx wrote:Which degree, in 50 years, when I'm an old man, will make the biggest impact when I tell some random person where I went to law school?


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=141975

What you really want is this thread or the over 9000 like it all over the forum.

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Seriously though, for random layperson (that is, given no specific demographics) I'd say Georgetown (and I can't even choose two others that are close without at least narrowing it down to what region of the country we're talking about).

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Re: Pure Prestige

Postby cornellbeez » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:23 pm

Columbia, Georgetown. People at the federal courthouse I externed at thought Georgetown was on Harvard's level.
Then maybe Cornell.

State schools are at the bottom of the list, or anything that sounds like a state school (so NYU/Chicago/Penn/Mich/UVA are out).

Duke doesn't have that much academic prestige where I'm from. Berkeley grads are too common where I'm from, and it's a state school, so that's out. Northwestern doesn't have much lay prestige where I'm from.

This is a stupid thread though. If you can't even get a legal job with your Georgetttown degree, which is likely ITE, why would you even tell people you had a law degree especially since people think Georgetown is on Harvard's level? People will just assume that you are a stupid idiot and/or were a big failure because you couldn't even get a job out of Georgetttown.




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