jjcorvino wrote:if the best law school in the country was bumblefuck Kentucky state university, wouldn't you be a bit peeved when nobody knows what it is when it comes up in conversations. Would be a bit tiring that everyone assumes you are a slacker or an idiot.
This is faulty as hell! If you want to be impressive, wouldn't you rather be impressive to people who know what you're being impressive about? Who gives a shit what your next door neighbor doesn't know about the strength of some random grad program. In philosophy, for example, Rutgers and Pittsburgh have 2 of the strongest programs in the world (top 5-10). no one choosing Pitt is bummed they aren't going to UPenn - they probably didn't even apply to UPenn!