WheatThins wrote:Not reading through this dumpster fire, but being a "top law student" is differant than being a top law school applicant. There are students at St. John's who would crush many HLS students in law school. And being a top law student doesn't even mean being a good lawyer, which should be the goal right?
A disproportionately high number of those SJU students aren't paying tuition. This doesn't affect your point, but is worth mentioning, because it's often forgotten.
Regardless, it seems OP is concerned about attracting prestige diggers, who are like gold diggers but are driven by prestige and not gold, though the two likely overlap in some cases. This is not a healthy pursuit, because it's inherently unlikely to lead to happiness. You're hoping to attract people based on what you have rather than what you are. You're likelier to find happiness with a gold digger, because compare the personalities of a woman who fantasizes about flying on a private jet with her man to make moonlight love at a private villa in Monaco with the personality of a woman who fantasizes about going to prestigious conferences to hear about the latest FINRA regulations with a federal law clerk.
In addition, you're basing your self worth on things with no value. Your admission numbers are useless except to the extent they get you into a particular school. In extremes, there might be some correlation with intelligence, but even intelligence is a poor measure of what you seem to want: social standing and respect. The best predictor of future social standing is present social standing, not your IQ or your LSAT.