The Myth of Law School Prestige

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The Myth of Law School Prestige

Postby brinkad » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:17 am

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Re: The Myth of Law School Prestige

Postby carsondalywashere » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:31 am

I am having a hard time understanding how the five points you raise can't coexist with going to a "prestigious" school

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Re: The Myth of Law School Prestige

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:36 am

Is publishing your article not enough? Do you need to try and bait people into reading it?

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Re: The Myth of Law School Prestige

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:38 am

hacky writing. typos too. do better.

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Re: The Myth of Law School Prestige

Postby brinkad » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:39 am

Great point!
Of course no factors for considering where you attend are mutually exclusive.
The five factors I list are real, will affect your life, bank account, and experience.
Prestige, ranking, reputation: these are all just other people's opinions.
Do they exist? Sure!
But because other people hold uninformed and incomplete gut reactions in their mind about a law school, does not mean you have to base where you deposit $120,000 tuition on them.
I thought that going to a prestigious law school would "be better for me" or "get me more opportunities." Nope.
Those come through pathways you're already familiar with.
Hard work.
Being clever.
Street smarts.
Knowing how to make other people (or yourself) money.
Those are opportunities.
That's why I recommend going where you get the most money in an area where you would like to practice.
Reduce loan burdens and make it easy to network.
In the working world, no one cares where you went to law school.
They just want to know if you can make them money and stay out of Human Resources.

Hey, just my opinion, but felt compelled to share!

Andy

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Re: The Myth of Law School Prestige

Postby jrf12886 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:40 am

Preaching to the choir when it comes to TLS conventional wisdom.

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Re: The Myth of Law School Prestige

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:48 am

And seriously, just from your posts here, work on your writing.

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Re: The Myth of Law School Prestige

Postby BigZuck » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:49 am

No one cares dude stop

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Re: The Myth of Law School Prestige

Postby albanach » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:52 am

brinkad wrote:In the working world, no one cares where you went to law school.


Try getting a job, at least in the first decade post-graduation, without naming your law school on your résumé.

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Re: The Myth of Law School Prestige

Postby doggozeg » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:56 am

Prestige totally matters. Many legal jobs are simply not available for lower law schools. It's not like computer science where simply being a good developer works from any school. Law and business rely heavily on prestige.

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Re: The Myth of Law School Prestige

Postby icechicken » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:05 pm

Law school prestige is a myth. There, I said it.


Unlike the other posters here, I think your writing is exquisite. But you really should have inserted some sassy GIFs of celebrities dropping microphones so that these bombshells had time to land.

If you can’t stand the snow, don’t go to Harvard Law.


While your writing style is superbly suited to online journalism, this is terrible advice.

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Re: The Myth of Law School Prestige

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:07 pm

brinkad wrote:Prestige, ranking, reputation: these are all just other people's opinions.


Protip: Those other people with opinions are lawyers who hire new law grads.




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