Layman's Prestige

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby 09042014 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:40 am

Nobody has ever heard of NYU, Penn, UVA, or Chicago.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby megaTTTron » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:41 am

Desert Fox wrote:Nobody has ever heard of NYU, Penn, UVA, or Chicago.


I wouldn't lump Penn in. But overall this is tcr.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby sooner28 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:56 am

Desert Fox wrote:Nobody has ever heard of NYU, Penn, UVA, or Chicago.


+1

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby johnnyutah » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:48 am

megaTTTron wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Nobody has ever heard of NYU, Penn, UVA, or Chicago.


I wouldn't lump Penn in. But overall this is tcr.

Penn should definitely be on this list.

I had heard of Chicago, but only because the Oriental Institute is there :oops: :oops:

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby 09042014 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:40 am

And the only reason anyone ever heard Michigan is football.

Georgetown stops being impressive West of the Appalachians.

University of Chicago is less impressive in Chicago because people ask if you know their brother who goes to University of Illinois at Chicago.

And the only think people know about Duke on this side of the Mason Dixon line is that you apparently have rape problems.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:32 am

Nightrunner wrote:I can vouch that G'Town's lay prestige extends at least to the Mississippi.


And I can say from recent experience that it extends at least as far as the Rocky Mountains.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby JakeL » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:35 am

Nightrunner wrote:I can vouch that G'Town's lay prestige extends at least to the Mississippi.


Alaska :)

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby Entchen » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:52 am

Yup, over break people asked where I was going and I said "Probably Michigan," I got a lot of "oh, that's nice..."

Some family friends had heard that I'd gotten into Gulc earlier and were I think a little horrified that I'm turning it down.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby canesfan1986 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:18 am

I'm almost going to Prestige in Call of Duty: Black Ops! Now I can play prestige modes!!! Yes!!!

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby canesfan1986 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:39 am

Seriously though, I'm just wondering why this is a topic of conversation at all. I don't get the point, but ok.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby Marionberry » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:43 am

Nightrunner wrote:I can vouch that G'Town's lay prestige extends at least to the Mississippi.


It has a lot of rep here in Texas, among lawyers I know. Everyone has been much more impressed than they should be that I got in.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby icouldbuyu » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:47 am

When I told people that I'm going to UVA, I was told:"Why don't you go to Brooklyn Law? Isn't it Top 10?"

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby Kswizzie » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:37 pm

Nightrunner wrote:I can vouch that G'Town's lay prestige extends at least to the Mississippi.


True... even for someone that's never heard of it the name sounds kinda fancy so they assume its a good school.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby $$$$$$ » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:52 pm

any person that would not know that nyu, penn, chicago or uva are excellent law schools would not be the type of person that i would be trying to impress. any one in the legal or business world think these schools are extremely impressive. why do people care if moms that went to community colleges heard of their school? they dont know shit other than who embarrassed who on real housewives of ny.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby megaTTTron » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:13 pm

$$$$$$ wrote:any person that would not know that nyu, penn, chicago or uva are excellent law schools would not be the type of person that i would be trying to impress. any one in the legal or business world think these schools are extremely impressive. why do people care if moms that went to community colleges heard of their school? they dont know shit other than who embarrassed who on real housewives of ny.


Chicks bro. Chicks. Get on my level.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby icouldbuyu » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:18 pm

megaTTTron wrote:
$$$$$$ wrote:any person that would not know that nyu, penn, chicago or uva are excellent law schools would not be the type of person that i would be trying to impress. any one in the legal or business world think these schools are extremely impressive. why do people care if moms that went to community colleges heard of their school? they dont know shit other than who embarrassed who on real housewives of ny.


Chicks bro. Chicks. Get on my level.


+1

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:36 pm

Lol, the funny thing about these threads is that everyone knows the answer. You tell laypeople, or even academics, you got into Harvard law and its like they just watched the world explode. No other school is even in the same stratosphere.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby ksimon2007 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:41 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Lol, the funny thing about these threads is that everyone knows the answer. You tell laypeople, or even academics, you got into Harvard law and its like they just watched the world explode. No other school is even in the same stratosphere.


Don't be one of those people Mr. Haaaaaaarvard lol, but you're right although mentioning Yale would produce the same response

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:31 pm

ksimon2007 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:Lol, the funny thing about these threads is that everyone knows the answer. You tell laypeople, or even academics, you got into Harvard law and its like they just watched the world explode. No other school is even in the same stratosphere.


Don't be one of those people Mr. Haaaaaaarvard lol, but you're right although mentioning Yale would produce the same response


I'd be willing to bet that the average non-educated joe schmo would likely believe HLS is slightly more impressive than YLS. Insert the Legally Blonde effect.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby ksimon2007 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:39 pm

RJ127 wrote:
ksimon2007 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:Lol, the funny thing about these threads is that everyone knows the answer. You tell laypeople, or even academics, you got into Harvard law and its like they just watched the world explode. No other school is even in the same stratosphere.


Don't be one of those people Mr. Haaaaaaarvard lol, but you're right although mentioning Yale would produce the same response


I'd be willing to bet that the average non-educated joe schmo would likely believe HLS is slightly more impressive than YLS. Insert the Legally Blonde effect.


Good point haha

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby johnnyutah » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:34 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Georgetown stops being impressive West of the Appalachians.

Georgetown is a Big East school with 5 Final Four appearances. It never stops being impressive.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:41 pm

RJ127 wrote:
I'd be willing to bet that the average non-educated joe schmo would likely believe HLS is slightly more impressive than YLS. Insert the Legally Blonde effect.


I've had to explain to a lot of people that HLS is *behind* YLS in real ways, not just rankings.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby ksimon2007 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:21 pm

johnnyutah wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Georgetown stops being impressive West of the Appalachians.

Georgetown is a Big East school with 5 Final Four appearances. It never stops being impressive.


TBH, my interest in Georgetown does have a little to do with the undergrad basketball team...I'm a big fan

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby lisjjen » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:03 pm

IMHO, lay prestige is created by culture generators e.g. movies, TV, radio, magazines, etc.

People know of Georgetown, UMich, UT Austin, Duke and the like through ESPN, so they don't know that they're good schools, just that they have good teams. They know Nicholas Cage is smart in National Treasure because the detective says he has a Master's from Georgetown. They know HLS is amazing because Legally Blonde goes on forever about it. They know that Ivy is great because if TV producers need to make a character smart, they just tell the audience that that character is "Ivy educated."

How many people do you know who have the 8 Ivies memorized though? You could probably tell a lot of people Notre Dame was Ivy and they'd believe you because Sam Gamgee played football there, and it was really hard to get accepted.

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Re: Layman's Prestige

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:40 pm

lisjjen wrote:IMHO, lay prestige is created by culture generators e.g. movies, TV, radio, magazines, etc.

People know of Georgetown, UMich, UT Austin, Duke and the like through ESPN, so they don't know that they're good schools, just that they have good teams. They know Nicholas Cage is smart in National Treasure because the detective says he has a Master's from Georgetown. They know HLS is amazing because Legally Blonde goes on forever about it. They know that Ivy is great because if TV producers need to make a character smart, they just tell the audience that that character is "Ivy educated."

How many people do you know who have the 8 Ivies memorized though? You could probably tell a lot of people Notre Dame was Ivy and they'd believe you because Sam Gamgee played football there, and it was really hard to get accepted.



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