How important is undergrad prestige?

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How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby dflanary33 » Mon May 02, 2011 12:50 am

I'm currently a sophomore at the University of South Carolina with a 3.65 GPA. Is there anyone else from an SEC school who didn't make perfect grades or score extremely high on the LSAT and still got into a top law school?

Furthermore, what is the general perception of the SEC in the law community as far as academic prestige and student quality is concerned? I am extremely interested to get some feedback on this matter.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby Grizz » Mon May 02, 2011 12:51 am

UG prestige barely matters, if at all.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby Knock » Mon May 02, 2011 12:54 am

dflanary33 wrote:I'm currently a sophomore at the University of South Carolina with a 3.65 GPA. Is there anyone else from an SEC school who didn't make perfect grades or score extremely high on the LSAT and still got into a top law school?

Furthermore, what is the general perception of the SEC in the law community as far as academic prestige and student quality is concerned? I am extremely interested to get some feedback on this matter.


Not important at all except for possibly a very slight bump for the very top undergrads when applying to the very top schools.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby Cupidity » Mon May 02, 2011 1:02 am

It does not.


I'm not going to even caveat that with the "slightly" remarks from the posters above.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby krasivaya » Mon May 02, 2011 1:02 am

Like everyone else said, you could go to Podunk University and get into Yale with a 4.0 and 176. I'm glad I decided to go to a first-tier university despite the increased difficulty, but during exam week part of me can't help but look back wistfully at that fourth-tier, full ride, guaranteed 4.0 option.

As for your case, SEC doesn't mean shit but I'm not too confident about your chances with a 3.65 and subpar LSAT. Depending on your actual LSAT result, you're looking at bottom T-14 max.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby Sandro » Mon May 02, 2011 1:02 am

is it measured by USNWR?

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby dflanary33 » Mon May 02, 2011 1:27 am

Yes; we are ranked #111 under 'National Universities'

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby gatorgirl4life » Mon May 02, 2011 1:38 am

dflanary33 wrote:Furthermore, what is the general perception of the SEC in the law community as far as academic prestige and student quality is concerned? I am extremely interested to get some feedback on this matter.


IT IS THE BEST CONFERENCE EVER. SEC! SEC! SEC!

Undergrad prestige doesn't matter and FWIW, many of my friends at UF are going to T14 law schools next year. I'll probably be at NYU. :D good luck!!

you'll need it...because South Carolina is GATOR BAIT!!!!

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby Ty Webb » Mon May 02, 2011 1:57 am

dflanary33 wrote:I'm currently a sophomore at the University of South Carolina with a 3.65 GPA. Is there anyone else from an SEC school who didn't make perfect grades or score extremely high on the LSAT and still got into a top law school?

Furthermore, what is the general perception of the SEC in the law community as far as academic prestige and student quality is concerned? I am extremely interested to get some feedback on this matter.



The correct answer, in life as in sports, is that people who aren't involved with the SEC think about the SEC less than you think that they think about the SEC.

You're fucked because you went to the University of South Carolina, not because of your conference affiliation. And you're not fucked because school prestige matters. You're fucked because choosing South Carolina shows a level of decision making that is not conducive to a productive life.

HTH.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby dflanary33 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:07 am

Ty Webb wrote:
dflanary33 wrote:I'm currently a sophomore at the University of South Carolina with a 3.65 GPA. Is there anyone else from an SEC school who didn't make perfect grades or score extremely high on the LSAT and still got into a top law school?

Furthermore, what is the general perception of the SEC in the law community as far as academic prestige and student quality is concerned? I am extremely interested to get some feedback on this matter.



The correct answer, in life as in sports, is that people who aren't involved with the SEC think about the SEC less than you think that they think about the SEC.

You're fucked because you went to the University of South Carolina, not because of your conference affiliation. And you're not fucked because school prestige matters. You're fucked because choosing South Carolina shows a level of decision making that is not conducive to a productive life.

HTH.


Wow. I will elect not to respond to that comment tonight because vented frustration has no place on a public forum in my opinion.

BTW; I have several friends going to T-10 law schools from USC

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby dpk711 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:11 am

Unless you went to HYP, it won't matter. Even if you went to HYP the boost is minimal. No undergrad institution will make up for a horrible LSAT/GPA.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby powerlawyer06 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:12 am

It matters very little. LSAT/GPA matter 10X more.

Next time use search function.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby dabbadon8 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:17 am

gatorgirl4life wrote:
dflanary33 wrote:Furthermore, what is the general perception of the SEC in the law community as far as academic prestige and student quality is concerned? I am extremely interested to get some feedback on this matter.


IT IS THE BEST CONFERENCE EVER. SEC! SEC! SEC!

Undergrad prestige doesn't matter and FWIW, many of my friends at UF are going to T14 law schools next year. I'll probably be at NYU. :D good luck!!

you'll need it...because South Carolina is GATOR BAIT!!!!


Yeah I am also from UF. Going to mich next year. I know of a couple people from uf going to t-14 schools. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby Ty Webb » Mon May 02, 2011 2:19 am

dflanary33 wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:
dflanary33 wrote:I'm currently a sophomore at the University of South Carolina with a 3.65 GPA. Is there anyone else from an SEC school who didn't make perfect grades or score extremely high on the LSAT and still got into a top law school?

Furthermore, what is the general perception of the SEC in the law community as far as academic prestige and student quality is concerned? I am extremely interested to get some feedback on this matter.



The correct answer, in life as in sports, is that people who aren't involved with the SEC think about the SEC less than you think that they think about the SEC.

You're fucked because you went to the University of South Carolina, not because of your conference affiliation. And you're not fucked because school prestige matters. You're fucked because choosing South Carolina shows a level of decision making that is not conducive to a productive life.

HTH.


Wow. I will elect not to respond to that comment tonight because vented frustration has no place on a public forum in my opinion.

BTW; I have several friends going to T-10 law schools from USC


They will also fail. They may have been able to beat the odds for this long, but eventually their true colors will show. Anyone dumb enough to spend four years at the University of South Carolina will struggle in life. It's a scientific fact.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby Dany » Mon May 02, 2011 2:20 am

Ty Webb wrote:
dflanary33 wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:
dflanary33 wrote:I'm currently a sophomore at the University of South Carolina with a 3.65 GPA. Is there anyone else from an SEC school who didn't make perfect grades or score extremely high on the LSAT and still got into a top law school?

Furthermore, what is the general perception of the SEC in the law community as far as academic prestige and student quality is concerned? I am extremely interested to get some feedback on this matter.



The correct answer, in life as in sports, is that people who aren't involved with the SEC think about the SEC less than you think that they think about the SEC.

You're fucked because you went to the University of South Carolina, not because of your conference affiliation. And you're not fucked because school prestige matters. You're fucked because choosing South Carolina shows a level of decision making that is not conducive to a productive life.

HTH.


Wow. I will elect not to respond to that comment tonight because vented frustration has no place on a public forum in my opinion.

BTW; I have several friends going to T-10 law schools from USC


They will also fail. They may have been able to beat the odds for this long, but eventually their true colors will show. Anyone dumb enough to spend four years at the University of South Carolina will struggle in life. It's a scientific fact.

Trolls should at least be funny. Shut up.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby dflanary33 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:23 am

Ty Webb must go to Clemson.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby dr123 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:24 am

dflanary33 wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:
dflanary33 wrote:I'm currently a sophomore at the University of South Carolina with a 3.65 GPA. Is there anyone else from an SEC school who didn't make perfect grades or score extremely high on the LSAT and still got into a top law school?

Furthermore, what is the general perception of the SEC in the law community as far as academic prestige and student quality is concerned? I am extremely interested to get some feedback on this matter.



The correct answer, in life as in sports, is that people who aren't involved with the SEC think about the SEC less than you think that they think about the SEC.

You're fucked because you went to the University of South Carolina, not because of your conference affiliation. And you're not fucked because school prestige matters. You're fucked because choosing South Carolina shows a level of decision making that is not conducive to a productive life.

HTH.


Wow. I will elect not to respond to that comment tonight because vented frustration has no place on a public forum in my opinion.

BTW; I have several friends going to T-10 law schools from USC


why the hell did you make this thread?

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby dpk711 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:25 am

OP, do you suffer from inferiority complex?

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby dflanary33 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:28 am

dr123 wrote:
dflanary33 wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:
dflanary33 wrote:I'm currently a sophomore at the University of South Carolina with a 3.65 GPA. Is there anyone else from an SEC school who didn't make perfect grades or score extremely high on the LSAT and still got into a top law school?

Furthermore, what is the general perception of the SEC in the law community as far as academic prestige and student quality is concerned? I am extremely interested to get some feedback on this matter.



The correct answer, in life as in sports, is that people who aren't involved with the SEC think about the SEC less than you think that they think about the SEC.

You're fucked because you went to the University of South Carolina, not because of your conference affiliation. And you're not fucked because school prestige matters. You're fucked because choosing South Carolina shows a level of decision making that is not conducive to a productive life.

HTH.


Wow. I will elect not to respond to that comment tonight because vented frustration has no place on a public forum in my opinion.

BTW; I have several friends going to T-10 law schools from USC


why the hell did you make this thread?


I created the thread because the people I know are special circumstances. I'm looking for some input concerning a normal situation, one with a strong application, but not an application that particularly sticks out

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby Dany » Mon May 02, 2011 2:31 am

powerlawyer06 wrote:Next time use search function.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby Ty Webb » Mon May 02, 2011 2:32 am

dflanary33 wrote:Ty Webb must go to Clemson.


Ty Webb went to Clemson.

And I'm just fucking with you, obviously. The answer to your original question is no.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Mon May 02, 2011 2:33 am

I heard that law schools prefer the Big 10 - something about a more balanced style of play.

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby dflanary33 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:37 am

AntipodeanPhil wrote:I heard that law schools prefer the Big 10 - something about a more balanced style of play.

Haha. If this was Facebook I would "like" that reply

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby cool of law » Mon May 02, 2011 2:39 am

not very important, i think the only times it matters are:

1) comparing 2 identical applicants
2) might slightly, and i mean slightly, help justify a lower UGPA

Remember, for most law schools its a number game and names of schools are not numbers. :D

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Re: How important is undergrad prestige?

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:46 am

dflanary33 wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:
dflanary33 wrote:I'm currently a sophomore at the University of South Carolina with a 3.65 GPA. Is there anyone else from an SEC school who didn't make perfect grades or score extremely high on the LSAT and still got into a top law school?

Furthermore, what is the general perception of the SEC in the law community as far as academic prestige and student quality is concerned? I am extremely interested to get some feedback on this matter.



The correct answer, in life as in sports, is that people who aren't involved with the SEC think about the SEC less than you think that they think about the SEC.

You're fucked because you went to the University of South Carolina, not because of your conference affiliation. And you're not fucked because school prestige matters. You're fucked because choosing South Carolina shows a level of decision making that is not conducive to a productive life.

HTH.


Wow. I will elect not to respond to that comment tonight because vented frustration has no place on a public forum in my opinion.

BTW; I have several friends going to T-10 law schools from USC


so, who cares you have friends in California who are Trojans. What about your friends at South Carolina where are they going? ......... Wait I get it, you think that people outside of columbia actually refer to South Carolina as USC. :P




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