What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby legaleagle9 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:36 pm

Standford>>Berkeley>UCLA>USC>UC Davis>>Hastings

but seriously, most people are impressed with law school in generally. I was at a party and we were all having a discussion and this one guy was like "Yeah I go to Golden Gate Law School" and these girls were like "woah really!!!"...so sad

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby joefow91 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:43 pm

Well, buy a t-shirt and claim that you go to the said school. It's not THAT hard, but very sleazy. I've never done it, but lately I've been fascinated with lying. I watched Catch me if you can the other night.

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:05 pm

joefow91 wrote:Well, buy a t-shirt and claim that you go to the said school. It's not THAT hard, but very sleazy. I've never done it, but lately I've been fascinated with lying. I watched Catch me if you can the other night.


lol

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby FlanAl » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:25 pm

In San Diego people think that USD and Cal Western are like top 20 schools.

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:29 pm

Because they are---in the San Diego area.

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby glewz » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:44 pm

FlanAl wrote:In San Diego people think that USD and Cal Western are like top 20 schools.

lol whenever I see your posts, I picture in my mind AL Borland saying those things

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby Horchata » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:22 pm

In SoCal (San Diego) Harvard/Stanford>USC/UCLA/Berkeley/Georgetown>Rest of T-14>USD/Loyola/Pepperdine

This list seems a bit weird, but it seems to me this is the overall lay view of law schools in this region.

This is even kind of funny: I was talking to my parents about which law schools and I said, "And I'm not even going to consider applying to Yale." They're like, "Why would you apply there?" (as if it's not that good of a school haha).

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby quixotical » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:19 am

Horchata wrote:In SoCal (San Diego) Harvard/Stanford>USC/UCLA/Berkeley/Georgetown>Rest of T-14>USD/Loyola/Pepperdine

This list seems a bit weird, but it seems to me this is the overall lay view of law schools in this region.

This is even kind of funny: I was talking to my parents about which law schools and I said, "And I'm not even going to consider applying to Yale." They're like, "Why would you apply there?" (as if it's not that good of a school haha).


Or because they assumed it would be a waste of your $ to apply :lol:

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby FantasticMrFox » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:36 am

Hmm I don't even think most people, other than those who went to law school or know people who did, know all the T-14 as good schools (for example UVA) other than the Ivies, of course.

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby JoeFish » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:24 am

Most lay prestige here, in the middle of Central Pennsylvania?

Dickinson could be ranked dead last in the world, and you'd still be the talk of the town if someone heard you went to LS at Penn State.
Lots of people around here have never even heard of University of Chicago or WUSTL or anything that isn't an Ivy and doesn't have a D1 football program

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:48 am

In AZ I get the impression it is prob something like:

Y/H/S > [CC (N?)?] > Berkeley / Georgetown / UVA / a few, but not all, other T14 > UA/ ASU > other schools.

I had a non-substantive professor who is a fed. prosecutor here (former DOJ honors) who was pretty crazy about Berkeley and Gtown.. she hardly even knew that Cornell or UPENN existed.

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby AreJay711 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:49 am

Where I'm from it is Harvard > Yale = Gtown > All else

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby Horchata » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:29 am

quixotical wrote:
Horchata wrote:In SoCal (San Diego) Harvard/Stanford>USC/UCLA/Berkeley/Georgetown>Rest of T-14>USD/Loyola/Pepperdine

This list seems a bit weird, but it seems to me this is the overall lay view of law schools in this region.

This is even kind of funny: I was talking to my parents about which law schools and I said, "And I'm not even going to consider applying to Yale." They're like, "Why would you apply there?" (as if it's not that good of a school haha).


Or because they assumed it would be a waste of your $ to apply :lol:


haha no, they assumed it's not that great of a school. They think/thought of it as some fancy-pancy school on the East Coast.

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby Ikki » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:50 am

FlanAl wrote:In San Diego people think that USD and Cal Western are like top 20 schools.


B.S. I don't know anyone that thinks USD and Cal Western are prestigious.

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby reepS » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:08 am

Ikki wrote:
FlanAl wrote:In San Diego people think that USD and Cal Western are like top 20 schools.


B.S. I don't know anyone that thinks USD and Cal Western are prestigious.



USD is known for being expensive, not prestigious. Everyone who knows someone at Cal Western just thinks it's a good school bc they think the person they know is smart, not that the school itself holds any weight with regards to other law schools.

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby flcath » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:54 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Stanford & Northwestern.

What the hell "area" is this? Your apartment?

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby glewz » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:07 am

Harvard > Yale = Columbia = Cornell > Stanford in my area

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby zanda » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:10 pm

Ikki wrote:
FlanAl wrote:In San Diego people think that USD and Cal Western are like top 20 schools.


B.S. I don't know anyone that thinks USD and Cal Western are prestigious.

In my hometown, women wanted to sleep with you just because you said you were planning on going to law school.

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby Ikki » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:11 pm

zanda wrote:
Ikki wrote:
FlanAl wrote:In San Diego people think that USD and Cal Western are like top 20 schools.


B.S. I don't know anyone that thinks USD and Cal Western are prestigious.

In my hometown, women wanted to sleep with you just because you said you were planning on going to law school.


With your numbers, I'm guessing they would pay YOU to have sex with them.

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby TheFactor » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:09 pm

In NC it's Harvard > Yale > Duke > Stanford > all other Ivies > UNC >>>>> everything else

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:23 pm

TheFactor: Are you referring to law schools or undergraduate schools ?

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby NoleinNY » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:43 pm

Stanford=Harvard>Columbia> UCLA=USC> Loyola>Pepperdine>Southwestern>>>>>>>Rest of SoCal T3&4s.

LA is a bit of a strange case; from non-law people I've met, that's the consensus. Other prestigious schools like UChi or GT get mentioned around Columbia's spot you remind them those schools exist. Of course, lay prestige means jack squat. Non-existent law schools like Princeton get mentioned before Penn for goodness sake.

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby TheFactor » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:23 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:TheFactor: Are you referring to law schools or undergraduate schools ?

I was referring to undergrad schools, but lay law school prestige probably follows roughly the same progression (excluding UNC). Most, if not all, lay people in NC would tell you, for example, that Duke Law >>> NYU/Michigan.

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:02 pm

My experience in upstate NY:

HYS > Columbia, Duke, Cornell, Georgetown > everyone else

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Re: What is the most (lay) prestigious school in your area?

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:09 pm

Julliard > Harvard/Yale > Fordham > Columbia > NYU > everyone else




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