How much does lay prestige matter?

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Hoocheez
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How much does lay prestige matter?

Postby Hoocheez » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:30 pm

Does lay prestige make a law school like Duke more appealing to potential employers than University of Michigan, for example? (Assuming Duke has more lay prestige than UM)...How much does lay prestige matter of your law school (undergrad prestige, taken would be taken into account) in the law world? Or do lawyers have a sense of the rankings and how Cornell may have more lay prestige but is a lower ranked law school than Michigan or UVA?

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jump_man
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Re: How much does lay prestige matter?

Postby jump_man » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:36 pm

Hoocheez wrote:Cornell may have more lay prestige


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. . . but seriously, just go to the school in the market in which you would like to work

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Re: How much does lay prestige matter?

Postby guinness1547 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:40 pm

I'm fairly certain lawyers in the law field have a good sense of the quality of law schools and their law teaching ability. Law.

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Re: How much does lay prestige matter?

Postby applepiecrust » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:42 pm

jump_man wrote:
. . . but seriously, just go to the school in the market in which you would like to work


This doesn't make much sense for some of the T14 -- going to Michigan/Duke != wanting to work in Michigan/NC

also:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=162115
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=188468
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=137803
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=110851

Seriously, just look at employment stats and see if you find a discernible pattern (there seem to be fairly few differences in hiring patterns between MVPBDCN and maybe a bit of a drop at G).

Hoocheez
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Re: How much does lay prestige matter?

Postby Hoocheez » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:49 pm

Thanks for the replies

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Re: How much does lay prestige matter?

Postby typ3 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:21 pm

Define employers. Smaller firms won't care. Larger firms will care more about ranking.




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