Interesting - why choose a top school?

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ruleser
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Interesting - why choose a top school?

Postby ruleser » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:03 pm

Came across this page of CA job ads (no, not lame JDU like Craigslist stuff, real jobs). Thought it was interesting to see even for these mid-level positions they all mention "superior academics from a top tier school." Really helps in the debate posted on this site alot about, "cheaper lower ranked school or sticker at top tier" I think...

http://www.hg.org/law-jobs.asp?action=search&City=Los%7CAngeles&state=California

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Re: Interesting - why choose a top school?

Postby drew » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:11 am

probably depends on the subjective definition of a "top tier" school to really be applicable as evidence supporting one side of the argument or another

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Re: Interesting - why choose a top school?

Postby linquest » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:29 pm

Then again, these ARE California jobs. "Top Tier" might just be excluding all those non-ABA accredited schools in CA ;)

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Re: Interesting - why choose a top school?

Postby MC Southstar » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:30 pm

What, you expect them to put out an ad saying, mediocre students from average schools?

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Re: Interesting - why choose a top school?

Postby ruleser » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:10 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:What, you expect them to put out an ad saying, mediocre students from average schools?

Saying Top Tier only means even if you were a top student at, say, Loyola or Santa Clara and have a good career record, please don't apply. One of the ads specifies Top 30 school. People often ask on here why do a tier 1 rather than T2 with $$$ - these ads explain part of the case IMO - there's a lot of talk here about ops straight out of school, but I'd hate to be mid-career and hit a cieling/be limited regardless of school/career performance - something to consider...




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