The Cornell guy gets the jobs hands-down. The R-N guy would never even have gotten an interview. At TTT's like R-N, the tiny handful of biglaw firms showing up for OCI are only interviewing top 5% (maybe even only the Top 5 people in this economy).
You also fail to realize that most law firm partners are themselves social mutants. Fat, slovenly, and for the most part complete social retards. No normal person could surivive to make partner pushing the bales of useless, boring make-work garbage that comprise the work of the average law firm. Ever read all 965,450 pages of a Global Tri-Lateral Broker Dealer Sub Agreement Addenum looking for the word "shall" as opposed to "may" on pages 456(b) thru 890(c)? Get the picture? Who would be a better fit for such a thankless, boring, tedious, and downright miserable job? Someone suave and outgoing, or some socially mutated geek with no life who will gladly spend 4th of July in his cubicle poring over this crap?
Fact is, a lot of lawyer depression stems from the knowledge that most (if not all) of their work is utterly and absolutely pointless. It also doesn't require much in the way of brains or writing ability, since nearly all of it is some version of cut n' paste. Thus the phony "prestige" of an elite school is really all these nerds have to make themselves feel somewhat less miserable about their miserable job.
Hell, even law firm partners make chump change compared to their clients in finance/hedge funds. Even at the top, this industry is somewhat of a joke in terms of earnings potential.