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

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )
CanadianWolf
Posts: 10439
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:54 pm

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

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:15 pm

Interesting to see Julliard. Growing up, Julliard was mentioned more often than Harvard, Yale or any other Ivies. The order would be Notre Dame, then Julliard & then the state flagship university in the area where I was raised.

imbored25
Posts: 361
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:58 pm

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

Postby imbored25 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:18 pm

Harvard>Princeton>Yale>Texas>Rice>Texas A&M>Tulane

lawyerwannabe
Posts: 945
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:39 pm

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

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:20 pm

TheFriendlyBarber wrote:Julliard > Harvard/Yale > Fordham > Columbia > NYU > everyone else


Let me guess. You live in / grew up in NYC?

TheFriendlyBarber
Posts: 258
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:13 am

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

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:41 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:
TheFriendlyBarber wrote:Julliard > Harvard/Yale > Fordham > Columbia > NYU > everyone else


Let me guess. You live in / grew up in NYC?


I live a block from Lincoln Center/Juilliard/Fordham Law.

User avatar
Hannibal
Posts: 2213
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:00 pm

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

Postby Hannibal » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:42 pm

I'd say Berkeley, then Harvard. Honestly not a lot of laypeople in the Bay Area know Stanford has a law school.

071816
Posts: 5511
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:06 pm

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

Postby 071816 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:44 pm

Hannibal wrote:I'd say Berkeley, then Harvard. Honestly not a lot of laypeople in the Bay Area know Stanford has a law school.


That is blatantly false and idiotic.

User avatar
Hannibal
Posts: 2213
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:00 pm

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

Postby Hannibal » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:45 pm

chimp wrote:
Hannibal wrote:I'd say Berkeley, then Harvard. Honestly not a lot of laypeople in the Bay Area know Stanford has a law school.


That is blatantly false and idiotic.


I live in the Bay Area bro. People who don't deal with law-related things know Berkeley exists, but think Stanford is mostly about their med school.

071816
Posts: 5511
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:06 pm

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

Postby 071816 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:47 pm

Hannibal wrote:
chimp wrote:
Hannibal wrote:I'd say Berkeley, then Harvard. Honestly not a lot of laypeople in the Bay Area know Stanford has a law school.


That is blatantly false and idiotic.


I live in the Bay Area bro. People who don't deal with law-related things know Berkeley exists, but think Stanford is mostly about their med school.


I live there too, bro, and what you said is just not true in my experience.

User avatar
Lawquacious
Posts: 2037
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:36 am

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

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:53 pm

chimp wrote:
Hannibal wrote:I'd say Berkeley, then Harvard. Honestly not a lot of laypeople in the Bay Area know Stanford has a law school.


That is blatantly false and idiotic.



Prior to starting to research law school I didn't even know Stanford had a law school, and was surprised to find out that it was one of the very best (I'm not from CA). I don't know why it surprised me, since Stanford is one of the very best schools in general, but maybe because of the law school's small size I hadn't heard anything about it really. Then again I would say the same ignorance applied to many, most, or even all other law schools and their comparative strength before I really started looking into it.

071816
Posts: 5511
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:06 pm

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

Postby 071816 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:55 pm

Lawquacious wrote:
chimp wrote:
Hannibal wrote:I'd say Berkeley, then Harvard. Honestly not a lot of laypeople in the Bay Area know Stanford has a law school.


That is blatantly false and idiotic.



Prior to starting to research law school I didn't even know Stanford had a law school, and was surprised to find out that it was one of the very best (I'm not from CA). I don't know why it surprised me, since Stanford is one of the very best schools in general, but maybe because of the law school's small size I hadn't heard anything about it really. Then again I would say the same ignorance applied to many, most, or even all other law schools and their comparative strength before I really started looking into it.


I could definitely see that since you're not from CA.

User avatar
Hannibal
Posts: 2213
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:00 pm

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

Postby Hannibal » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:56 pm

chimp wrote:
Hannibal wrote:
chimp wrote:
Hannibal wrote:I'd say Berkeley, then Harvard. Honestly not a lot of laypeople in the Bay Area know Stanford has a law school.


That is blatantly false and idiotic.


I live in the Bay Area bro. People who don't deal with law-related things know Berkeley exists, but think Stanford is mostly about their med school.


I live there too, bro, and what you said is just not true in my experience.


*Throws down the gauntlet*

071816
Posts: 5511
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:06 pm

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

Postby 071816 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:59 pm

Hannibal wrote:*Throws down the gauntlet*


:lol: Out of curiosity, where in the bay do you live? Because here in Santa Clara county I would say that the vast majority of people know that Stanford has a law school.

User avatar
Hannibal
Posts: 2213
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:00 pm

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

Postby Hannibal » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:01 pm

chimp wrote:
Hannibal wrote:*Throws down the gauntlet*


:lol: Out of curiosity, where in the bay do you live? Because here in Santa Clara county I would say that the vast majority of people know that Stanford has a law school.


The people I'm talking about, with the exception of one, were in the Diablo Valley and Richmond areas. The exception was from San Rafael-ish.

mooseman2216
Posts: 92
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:21 am

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

Postby mooseman2216 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:17 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Would like to read impressions from anyone familiar with the Dallas, Texas area regarding the perception of SMU versus UTexas. Thanks !


UT might as well be Harvard. SMU seems to be held in some esteem though, along with Baylor. And specifically in Dallas (i live in Dallas) Texas Wesleyan strangely seems to hold prestige. I listened to 3 or 4 guys talk about how they were gonna go to TWU at the LSAT. and then one guy said to the other that the writing section was the most important.

User avatar
monarchylover
Posts: 199
Joined: Wed May 11, 2011 5:17 pm

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

Postby monarchylover » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:49 pm

Duke(not to many practice here)> Wake Forest ("") > UNC (most "big time" NC lawyers) >>>>>>> Campbell(most DUI and personal injury) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Elon NCCU Charlotte

071816
Posts: 5511
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:06 pm

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

Postby 071816 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:06 pm

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


This seems to be spot-on for LA.

User avatar
Cade McNown
Posts: 550
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:54 pm

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

Postby Cade McNown » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:31 pm

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


This seems to be spot-on for LA.


I hope both of you mean only for law schools. Otherwise those of us from Cal Tech, Pomona, & Claremont McKenna scoff at your ranks. More generally though I think that lay prestige attaches to undergrads more so than grad schools, because as PP pointed out, med school and law school are just generally considered prestigious. So I'm surprised to see nobody mentioning the elite small schools among their lay ranks. I'd be skeptical, for instance, that a Massachusetts lay person wouldn't hold Williams with as high a regard as any of the Ivys outside Harvard.

WSJ_Law
Posts: 356
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:33 am

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

Postby WSJ_Law » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:33 pm

HYS > LSE > John Marshall School of Law > Emory > University of Suzhou > Mercer


But seriously, for ATL, ROUGHLY:

H/Y > UVA > Duke/Vandy/Texas > UGA/Emory > Alabama/W&L/Wake/GSU > ... > Mercer >== John Marshall

071816
Posts: 5511
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:06 pm

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

Postby 071816 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:34 pm

Cade McNown wrote:
chimp wrote:
NoleinNY wrote:Stanford=Harvard>Columbia> UCLA=USC> Loyola>Pepperdine>Southwestern>>>>>>>Rest of SoCal T3&4s.


This seems to be spot-on for LA.


I hope both of you mean only for law schools. Otherwise those of us from Cal Tech, Pomona, & Claremont McKenna scoff at your ranks. More generally though I think that lay prestige attaches to undergrads more so than grad schools, because as PP pointed out, med school and law school are just generally considered prestigious. So I'm surprised to see nobody mentioning the elite small schools among their lay ranks. I'd be skeptical, for instance, that a Massachusetts lay person wouldn't hold Williams with as high a regard as any of the Ivys outside Harvard.


I assumed law schools only since this is a law school website and all.

User avatar
Cade McNown
Posts: 550
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:54 pm

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

Postby Cade McNown » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:47 pm

chimp wrote:
Cade McNown wrote:
chimp wrote:
NoleinNY wrote:Stanford=Harvard>Columbia> UCLA=USC> Loyola>Pepperdine>Southwestern>>>>>>>Rest of SoCal T3&4s.


This seems to be spot-on for LA.


I hope both of you mean only for law schools. Otherwise those of us from Cal Tech, Pomona, & Claremont McKenna scoff at your ranks. More generally though I think that lay prestige attaches to undergrads more so than grad schools, because as PP pointed out, med school and law school are just generally considered prestigious. So I'm surprised to see nobody mentioning the elite small schools among their lay ranks. I'd be skeptical, for instance, that a Massachusetts lay person wouldn't hold Williams with as high a regard as any of the Ivys outside Harvard.


I assumed law schools only since this is a law school website and all.


...Did you read the thread? I'll assume not because since this thread references UGs frequently and all:
imbored25 wrote:Harvard>Princeton>Yale>Texas>Rice>Texas A&M>Tulane

TheFriendlyBarber wrote:Julliard > Harvard/Yale > Fordham > Columbia > NYU > everyone else
>Tulane[/quote]
TheFactor wrote:
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.

User avatar
EstboundNDwn
Posts: 170
Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:15 pm

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

Postby EstboundNDwn » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:10 am

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


This seems to be spot-on for LA.


I think the UCLA=USC is slightly contingent on whether the person is a college football fan. In my experience, USC football fans think that AP polls determine the school's prestige.

User avatar
FlanAl
Posts: 1474
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:53 pm

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

Postby FlanAl » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:38 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).


Georgetown has a serious rep out here and I really can't figure out why. 80's basketball or something?

User avatar
FlanAl
Posts: 1474
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:53 pm

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

Postby FlanAl » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:40 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.


wait are you from san diego?

User avatar
Entchen
Posts: 722
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:42 pm

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

Postby Entchen » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:42 am

I'm from Connecticut, so Yale. Also Harvard.

I was told I was crazy to turn down Georgetown for Michigan. I think public schools in general are underrated just by virtue of being public (we certainly don't have the local state school love people in other states have - people think UConn/Quinnipiac are fine, maybe, but not great or anything (yes, I know Quinnipiac is private, but it's the only other law school in CT so I figured I'd mention it. I honestly have no idea which of the two is considered "better")).

User avatar
kwais
Posts: 1683
Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 12:28 pm

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

Postby kwais » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:51 am

Grew up in New England
Harvard=Yale>>>>>>>>>Columbia>Penn=Georgetown. Never heard of UChi, would never have guessed that Stanford/NYU had a good law school. Publics didn't register although probably would have believed that UVA and Mich were good.




Return to “Choosing a Law School”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest