john7234797 wrote:bizzybone1313 wrote:john7234797 wrote:Do you have W.E.? If so look to Northwestern if you want lay prestige. If your family is paying for LS (or you're a former lottery winner) then just go wherever will make you happy. Anyone within the "Law" world knows Cal > ND but people in the business world might not because Notre Dame has an elite undergrad business school so they may assume it's similar for Law School.
Bar none, Notre Dame along with Duke are among the most overrated schools in the entire country. UT-Austin should get a lot more attention than those two schools. Besides Richard Nixon, I cannot easily think of any other graduate from Duke that has accomplished anything of significance in this country. All Duke should be known for is producing a bunch of underperforming scrubs in the NBA. I would take Berkeley in a second.
Yeah, I agree but it's likely due to the disconnect between those schools undergraduate strength (very difficult to get in, need top grades and SAT/ACT score) but are not quite as good in terms of professional and graduate programs. Few other schools like this. Think Rice, WashUSTL, Emory).
Eh, Duke has pretty solid grad programs compared to ND. The law school is way better, Fuqua is still a real strong b-school, and they actually do some legit research. The Rice/WUSTL/Emory comparison doesn't really hold either because I don't think those undergrad schools (outside of their regions, anyways) have nearly as strong of a rep as ND. I think that leaves NDLS as having far and away the most inflated lay prestige because of the rep of the undergrad.