Geon wrote:Well we will probably agree to disagree. I went to an elite or top school
1. "Pushed harder to compete" is code word is you will work harder to get the same damn grade. Yes you will work your butt off to get an A- or B+ or even B- and then an employer may not even care about your grades, the prestiege of your school will often be irrelevant to them, in fact many HR people will resent you and not want to hire you for they fear you will replace them long term. It cuts both ways
2. You are going to network with other unemployed students? LOL. If you are going to network with alumni, you don't need to go to an elite school to network with elite school graduates. You want to network with CEO, go join a golf course or polo club and be an outgoing loud mouth.
3. You will be more motivated to get As when competing with idiots at cow college U than when competing with hard working people who study all night.
4. I guarantee you there are more people from crappy undergrad school in V 100 as partners than from hard courses and backgrounds like engineering, physics, etc. This is because you already have a slim chance of making into a t-14 from a hard prestigeous school with low grades.
I'm gonna go ahead and say this is the dumbest collection of words ever written on this site.
1. From the part of this that is comprehensible, it seems you're advising against going to an elite undergrad because some employers might not care about your grades/UG, and because some psycho HR person will be jealous of you so they'll throw your resume in the trash. I have no words.
2. Top law firms and other desirable employers hire students from elite UG/LS's because the average student there is smarter than the average student at Backwater State. And because those working at these top employers went to those same schools, and so did the people who hired them, and so on. These are the people with whom you want to network.
2a. "Go join a polo club" haha
3. You're telling OP what motivates him now? Most people I know (myself included) are far more motivated when around other smart people.
4. WHAT? Have you ever looked at the website of a top NY law firm? You've never seen so many Ivy undergrads.
OP, there's something to be said for going to a lesser UG if you absolutely have your heart set on law school, as you'll probably have an easier time making top grades. But you're 15
. The most formative (and fun) years of your life lie between now and when you'd be going to law school. A lot can, and will, change. Do yourself a favor and go to the best UG you can get into without breaking the bank.