Phil Brooks wrote:How snooty are the people at Columbia?
This is a serious question. I was at a moot court competition two months ago and we hit Columbia in the semi-finals. I go to a lower T14. The Columbia students were visibly and audibly snickering when they found out that a team from the lower T14 had made it to the semi-finals, and I overheard one of them say, "Oh, [this low-T14] should be a piece of cake."
Is this attitude representative? I would like to give the vast majority of other CLS students the benefit of the doubt.
no, that sounds awful. I know a handful of people that would say something like that but generally no its not representative.
it might be that specifically with regard to moot courts--especially international moot courts--CLS is pretty dominant, even over other 'top' schools. So if your school doesn't have as traditionally strong a moot court team, then maybe idk. But no one would say because your school had a slightly different # on some survey
michigan law for example had a v strong team in the moot court I did. but if I saw a team that was hardly ever at the semifinals from some other school, say northwestern or stanford or whatever, I might assume they weren't as institutionally strong. doesn't mean shit really though