jjman wrote:All I'm saying is, by all means go to Duke or whereever if you're in and if it fits your plan. But don't knock the lower end schools because they are putting out graduates that want to practice law and change things for the better. All law practice is going to be hard and stressful, and you are always going to be arguing (usually) against people who are just about as smart as you are. Don't ever be stupid enough to look at their law school and assume you've got this one in the bag because they aren't as sharp as you. In many cases, even if they have a low LSAT or weaker jd pedigree they may just have a God given gift of speaking prescense that judges and juries love. Hell, they may win because they are just plain better looking than you! Harvard can't fix ugly! LOL By the way young guys, get a tailored italian suit whether you can afford it or not. Women cannot resist it. There was that superficial enough for you! I gotta go study for finals, good luck to all!
a) I'm not knocking lower-ranked schools because of any perceived lack of quality (although I do believe that top-ranked students are, on average, more intelligent than T4 students). I'm knocking lower-ranked schools because their grads can't get jobs, they lie about employment stats to sucker ignorant 0Ls, and they're known for several practices which disadvantage and cheat their students (i.e. section-stacking).
b) You can be the most gifted speaker in the world, and you can possess the unique ability to regularly best your friends and family members in arguments, but it won't mean shit if you don't know basic trial procedure.
c) Money, prestige, and intelligence fix most cases of ugly.
d) I am incredibly, ridiculously good-looking.