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- Dschinghis Khan
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I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I'd say that graduating from Harvard at the bottom of your class is still probably better from a status and possible job opportunity standpoint than graduating at the top of your class from a lower ranked, less known school.
I hope to God this is true, but sadly I don't think it is.
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It isn't far from true. the relationship between class rank and job prospects are nearly inverted when comparing, say, Harvard and UConn, all things being equal (geographic location etc). Lower class ranked - even the lowest class ranked - Harvard grads stand a comparable if not better chance at biglaw than UConn top 15% grads, I'd imagine.