You guys are right about lay prestige. One last question, are you guys happy with Michigan being at #9 this year (totally crushing the notionthat Michigan is in decline)?
I didn't see anyone respond to this, so here are my thoughts - Year-to-year rankings really don't mean that much. They will be what next years applicants primarily look at, but I've made it a point to look at the last 10-20 years of rankings. Why? Alumni base, easily. Michigan has a tremendous OCI program and when I graduate in three years, I want to know that I have people all around the world working in the top firms. Sure, if Michigan had dropped significantly, I probably would have been somewhat concerned.
Oh, and just because I love to whore this graph:
As you can see, Michigan has declined slightly, but I think that Berkeley and Penn have more to do with that than Michigan. Worry not, grasshopper
dresden doll wrote:
Sixigan wrote:I just can't comprehend why lay prestige is so important to such ostensibly well-adjusted, mature, and intelligent people.
Cosigned. It never gave me a moment's concern. What do I care whether my neighbor knows of Michigan or not?
Look, I'll be honest here. Lay prestige matters to me for the next three years. It's impressive to the opposite sex. Sure, once we're lawyers, lay prestige won't matter one bit. But for the next three years, I'd like have some nice swagga
Note for the uninformed: You need more than the "law school line" to attract the opposite sex. It just helps. Personality, a nice smile, etc. all help. PM me for details.