« on: August 10, 2009, 07:38:39 PM »
It can help a little bit, particularly if you did very well. It can also help your interview experience if your interviewer went to the same place. I think it may help more if you went to a place with a smaller or particularly loyal alum base. If you went to an LAC (where they don't have grad schools) or place like ND then the connection can be especially helpful. The name itself will only help a little though as there are a lot of HYP people at top law schools. It probably helps a lot more in smaller markets (and not biglaw) that don't have so many HYP people applying.