ranovr32 wrote:JSUVA2012 wrote:Borhas wrote:Top 5% in a group of people that are probably extremely competitive is slightly more impressive than middle of the pack at a school where employment prospects are so much better (and thus less of a need for cut throat competition). Top 1/3 I'd go with T-14, but median I'll go with the TTT grad.
If you ask which one is better off, in general probably the T-14 grad, but that's not how I interpreted the question.
Its easy to be at the top when your going to school with a bunch of kids that suck.
This is stupid and ignorant. Graduating in the top 5% at any law school is not easy at all. There are plenty of people at Tier four schools who did poorly on the LSAT but who had high GPAs in undergrad. Many of these people are extremely motivated. That said, I'd much rather be the latter. If we changed the second option to graduated in the bottom half at low T14, I would probably say the former is more impressive.