kappycaft1 wrote:AllTheLawz wrote:Again, I don't get why people speak with so much authority when they have no clue what they are talking about. When I was choosing between law schools I didn't have a HLS resume, a YLS resume and a SLS resume. I had one resume that would be the exact same at each school. If what you say about resumes at the bottom of the class being worse in general, why the hell does that matter to me if I have a resume that passed the test at all three. Essentially, by your measure I'm safe no matter where I go. Since resume is so important, for the individual student choosing between the schools class size would be an irrelevant factor.
And how on earth would I choose between HYS based on knowing I would be at the very top of HLS.
lol... I don't think you are understanding what sinfiery is saying. He isn't talking about the same person making a different resume to send to each of HYS; he is saying that even the "bottom dwellers" at SLS and YLS will likely have more impressive resumes than the bottom of the class at HYS simply because Y&S are more selective - they have smaller classes and admit fewer students, so they can be picky with those they admit, whereas Harvard has a huge-ass class to fill, so they'll get a lot of people with dull resumes but great numbers (LSAT/GPA).
No, I'm not misunderstanding.. I'm just saying that everything he said was irrelevant. If I have a "bottom dweller" resume/interviewing skills and somehow slip into Y/S and end up in the bottom of my 1L class I am in the same situation I would be in if I was at H. I still have nothing that is going to get an interviewer to hire me over others. Conversely, if I have an decent resume/interviewing skills then I will still stand out against more vanilla candidates rather I'm at H or Y/S.
What people fail to account for is that grades are not decisive at any of these schools. Provided you aren't an absolute disaster gradeswise, resume and interview skills get you a wide range of firms even with all Pass grades. As a result, someone who strikes out at any of the three is likely to be in a similar position no matter which they choose.
Key takeaway is that for an individual worried about striking out the idea that any of these schools is going to insulate noticeably more than the others is misplaced barring some strange situation.