Thank you very much for all the answers.
I actually had not paid a whole lot of attention to rankings or tiers before, so it was an honest answer. I have lived around Willamette my whole life and when I said I was going to law school, everyone always asked, "Willamette, right? That's great. They have a great reputation!" Call me naive, but I knew there were Ivy league schools like Harvard, Yale, and such. I honestly applied to UPENN just to see if I could get in and I actually flew out and visited the campus, taking my daughter. That was what clinched my decision.
Amanda---Thank you. I had not thought about Oregon turning me down for that reason. My thought was to just bust my ass at Willamette and go for a transfer. Oregon's clinical program with the DA's office in Eugene is why I applied there to begin with.
Prestige, biglaw, and all that is really not why I am getting my law degree. I have a feeling that my idealism (what is left of it) is about ready to get stomped out of me.
The truth is that I have been having all kinds of doubts about attending law school and the choice I made, which is what prompted this post. Thanks again for the encouragement and opening my eyes a bit.