3rdYrLitigator wrote:I'll have to admit that I find this line of questions kind of troubling. I feel like either these types of questions are coming from people from top law schools trying to find out if they are "better" than everyone else, or they're coming from people from lower ranked schools to see if they measure up to the top law school students. I'll answer your question to the best of my ability, but first, why does it matter?
This is more a case of the second than the first scenario, but mostly I'm just trying to get an idea of how long school rank follows one throughout their career. I have a local mentor who's a partner at a law firm. He's partners with a Columbia grad and a Gonzaga grad, and mentioned once that, for him, there was some noticeable difference in work product, and also admitted to poking fun at opposing council from lower ranked law schools. To the extent that you also see a difference in work product, I was going to follow up asking what sorts of differences seem to be common so that I could try and figure out a way to mitigate that difference (if possible.)
I'm mostly curious if that's a quirk of his, or whether that's something like universal.