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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Rankings v Initiative
« on: September 12, 2008, 09:51:55 AM »
^ specifically related to tier 2,& 3 school differences not talking about extremes.. I'm not going to a top 25 or bottom 25 school so midrange schools. Keep this in mind.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Rankings v Initiative
« on: September 09, 2008, 09:58:36 PM »
So what are your opinions on the impact of rankings versus your own initiative/personal networking in associate/post grad jobs?

Now, I'm not implying that tier 4 can be competitive with a tier 1 candidate or anything crazy like that.. but say a one or maybe 2 ( tier 2/3 or tier 4/2) tier difference. Also,not referring to "Big Law" either. Smaller firms, gov't, public interest type work.

I am just reflecting on my personal experiences in undergrad... that in undergrad where you went to college isn't a huge concern about getting a job compared to the more important issues of experience, individual initiative,etc. Example, I've had pretty good political jobs/internships and I'm not at an Ivy college or anything like that.. just a regional university and take initiative to be involved in the community and relevant organizations... I would imagine this might continue into law school.

say you get into a lower tier school in a more desirable location than a higher tiered school somewhere else.. or something like that.


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