Sorry for the melodramatic title. I posted this in the other thread, but I think it requires repeating:
Here's the thing that nobody tells you about this process, and I wish someone would have told me: getting into schools and getting jobs once in law school are very different things. Yes, when two candidates are stacked up in the admissions office, you'll get the same look based on GPA/LSAT. However, once you're in the school, there are enormous and totally absurd disparities in where people can go for 1L jobs, 2L firm jobs, and even careers.
I have friends who worked at Big 4 Accounting firms, friends that sat for and passed the Patent Bar, and friends who went to Ivy UGs and then worked in management consulting for a year or two. Are we all at the same school? Yes. But they're definitely not playing the same game as me. I can't apply to McKinsey like some people and be taken seriously. Or transactional work. Or a White House internship.
Once in law school, your resume makes a huge
difference. So don't get discouraged if you don't get into the *best* schools, and don't assume that, because HYSCCN or whatever accepted you, you have it made. Unfortunately, things are just beginning, and you'll see pronounced differences between candidates, even though one may have had the higher LSAT/GPA combo.
I think it's a thought that deserves a thread, because, frankly, I think it's totally silly of law schools and a byproduct of a risible system that places LSAT/GPA above everything.