grapefruits wrote:Too much 0L, know-it-all, hive mind. They're peers. People have usnwr shoved so far up their asses that they discount NYU Law's usnwr by NYU's UG usnwr.
ETA: also: no you shouldn't be proud. Getting into a T14 requires little more than not being an idiot. The LSAT is not a difficult test. Getting a 3.75+ takes little effort. It's not especially difficult to have no egregious C&F issues. Not sure what there is to be proud of. If you get a scotus clerkship, you can be proud of yourself.
+1 to this first comment. I think we need to put ourselves in the shoes of someone who is not TLS-obsessed and of employers who don't follow USNWR rankings religiously. There are distinctions, but they're wildly overplayed. Georgetown is not Harvard, but U Florida is not Georgetown, and U Florida is not TTT.
For one, non-TLS-obsessed applicants will probably choose location/ties/vibe more than their ranking. For example, if someone is accepted to Chicago and Georgetown but went to UG at GWU, s/he's likely to go to GULC, right? Employers do - and they would be stupid not to - realize this. Employers know that if this guy got into Harvard he would have probably went, but they won't let the UChi grads have a significantly greater chance than GULC grads because they are peers. Neither of them are Harvard, but neither of them is Florida. I truly believe that's about as far as employers will look into it. (Now, to be sure, I'm sure in the chicago market, UChi will have an adv over NU and in the NYC market NYU and Columbia will have one over Cornell.)
And to the second comment: You sound like a douche. Sure, asking other people if you should be proud of yourself is pretty immature. But getting a T-14 acceptance has either taken a lot of hard work and dedication and/or a lot of innate talent. Some people are even overcoming significant odds as well.