sharktankdean wrote:I actually think its Y HS CC NP MVB DNC G. But that might just be me.
+1 for this
This has no basis in reality. Pretty much no matter what you're doing, except maybe politics, S >> H. Why? Because no matter what you're doing you're competing with 3x as many people to do it form H. This is why S has a substantial edge over H in, for example, federal clerkships. 16% of HLS C/O 2011 got a federal clerkship, versus 23% of SLS C/O 2011. Moreover, 94% of all SLS clerkships were federal (versus less desirable state clerkships), compared to 78% of all HLS clerkships.
0L's on TLS try to make fine distinctions on the prestige scale, but completely miss the fact that below a certain degree, small distinctions in prestige are outweighed by factors like geography, class size, etc. E.g. compare Michigan and Penn. Historically, Michigan has been more prestigious. Indeed, it was only 10 years ago that Penn was consistently ranked outside the T10 (they went on a faculty hiring binge in the early 2000's). Michigan, meanwhile, was once in the top echelon of schools and has never been ranked outside the T10. Yet, you'd much rather be at Penn than Michigan? Why? Because Penn is in a big east-coast city and has strong ties to NYC, and graduates ~270 students each year, while Michigan is in the middle of nowhere, doesn't have strong ties to any specific market, and graduates ~370 students each year. Indeed, if your interest is in just getting a big firm job or clerkship, you should almost certainly take Berkeley, Duke, or Northwestern over Michigan. Why? Because begin consistent feeders into particular markets (Cali, NY, Chicago), and as a result having a ton of firm connections to those markets, matters a lot more than small differences in what the faculty at law schools think of each other.