chargers21 wrote:I have my contingency plan in place I think, so I was just curious. I know local lawyers and government workers in my home area that would probably be happy to have a bottom feeder from a top school, so I don't think I would be completely screwed. What are the thoughts on a bottom 10% at Duke landing a job at a firm with about 100 lawyers that typically only hires from the top of the class at the nearby TTT and top 30% from the nearby t1?
I'd take the bottom 20% Duke grad over a 30% at at TTT. Maybe not over a top 5% TTT, but definitely over 30. It's probably very dependent upon how you can market yourself and if you are social/have a good fit. Even if you took the best 300 candidates from Yale, SOMEONE still has to finish last. Do you think they are any worse than someone who finished top 20% if they had marginally better grades?