LawIdiot86 wrote: I think ITE there is a much greater stratification of schools than there was in the past as employers flee to indicia of quality. My T14 is nowhere near its prior numbers and even people I know at T30s are struggling unless they have lots of latin/dean's list stuff on their resume. It looks like you either have to go to a school with instant name recognition (T6) or have killed it with latin at a good school.
I don't understand what the bolded means (mostly because you use the word "even"). Why do you think T6 schools have instant name recognition while, say, Berkeley or Duke don't?
I'm saying that people I know at good law schools, T14s and T30s, are still struggling and those schools haven't bounced back to the degree that the T6 have. And T6 schools seem to have a greater indicia of quality and name recognition as excellent law schools compared to the rest of the T14. The same way a friend of mine regrets going to Swarthmore over UPenn because people have heard of Swarthmore, but don't have the instantaneous association of extreme excellence they do from UPenn's membership in the ivy league. Everyone's heard of Duke and Berkeley, but imo, they don't place it in them in the same league as the T6 (note, I go to a T14 and have a job, so I'm not trying to inflate my school or excuse a personal failure).