I am going to start a little rant on the thread. Most Top law schools (T-14's), tend to like top rank UG schools.
No need to rant, Jack. Academics are prestige hounds; that is particularly true for professional schools. Unfortunately, that is just something TLS is unwilling to accept. (For evidence, go look up all of those posts on TLS where someone has a "strange" cycle -- and voila, we often find a high GPA from a directional state U.)
There's been a claim by myself and others that the top is harder to get and the bottom is easier to avoid at schools like Chicago, Princeton, etc., and I see nothing to contradict that.
Are you really suggesting that the great Chicago masses earn B's, and that A's and C's are rare? (Does that make sense to you?)
"Harder" than what? Brown? well, of course! (what college isnt")
But harder than the other highly ranked private school? I doubt it. Take a Frosh science course, for example. What are the % of A's (and A's) in Frosh Chem? What about B's? Then, same question for a lit major?