nylawyer488 wrote:maglialoro wrote:2things2 wrote: Of course they matter -- what's the easiest way to tell if the kid you're about to hire at your firm had a good law education or not? Rankings. Sure that's an incredibly inaccurate way of going about it, but its whats happening.
No, not really. If you get all Cs wherever you are it means you were lower amongst your class and/or didn't fully master or understand material. Whereas if you get a kid from a tier 3 or even tier 4 school who got all As, it's a totally different story.
True-ish. Cs are incredibly hard to get just about everywhere these days, so you'd have to be damn near the bottom of your class to have all Cs. That said, top of your class at a tier 4 school is probably not going to get you as far as median at a top school.