Oh comeone, follow the argument please. You are claiming that tier 3 students are failures and those who do not shoot for big law are unambitious losers. I say this is false and have hard evidence to back it up. You just seem to run your mouth without anything to back it up. I never said that tier 3 schools are producing inferior students. I simply stated it is a slightly easier road for tier 1 students due to reputation of the institution. Perhaps your reading comprehension schools aren't up to par. Might want to work on that. WHAT HARD EVIDENCE
They are "employed" months after graduation? So what? Most people with a bachelor's degree can get a job shoveling fries at Mickey D's.
A friend of yours has a really successful law firm where the only bad litigator is some UPenn nerd? Big deal. Anecdotes aren't evidence, and besides, I already conceded that there are exceptional
[/b] cases. I'm sure if you dropped Clarence Darrow in a T3 school, he'd still be successful. But face it--T3/4 students are those who have basically flunked all metrics and can't get into a better school OR inexplicably avoid the challenge (don't even give me "but they got a full ride" because anyone in their right mind would count the other opportunity costs as well).
A good portion of the graduating
class of a T3 school can't even pass the bar. That means they can't even earn the minimum qualification to practice law in that state
. Show me how many successful lawyers don't pass their bar after dumping money into a law school degree. This doesn't even count the significant drop-out rate at toilets like Cooley.
Beyond this, you and I have a very simple disagreeement over what constitutes "success" in a field. You seem to think that continued mediocre performance should be commended. I don't. Law is not like medicine--it is a hierarchical profession where there are clear leaders (t6, maybe t14) and clear losers (most
The prestige of lawyers has been declining for decades, as measured by the Harris Poll. That isn't because of top-flight lawyers like John Roberts or Sam Alito. It's because most lawyers people meet are TTT ambulance chasers who presume to think they are in the same class as Roberts/Alito thanks to some TTT J.D. degree.