« on: August 05, 2009, 08:03:43 PM »
The point is that you're living in a fantasy world if you think that, if all legal educations are the same, all the lawyers coming out will be the same. It doesn't compute, just like if the football players in D-3 and at USC all get the same amount of practice time, they'll be the same. The students going into better schools are better. They're better before law school and better after law school. That's why firms- and NFL teams- look at top schools. If you passed some asinine anti-discrimination law that said firms had to hire as many people from Cooley as they do from Yale, you'd have a lot of really bad lawyers. Reality is elitist. You can rage against that all you want, but it's true.
Uhh... What about the fact that law firms routinely hire at historically black schools like Howard, and that URMs commonly do poorer on the LSAT? Are white kids that grow up in rich white families (i.e. the majority of top law school students) really better lawyers than blacks? I doubt that, and I think firm's seem to agree based on their hiring trends.
BTW- UIUC blows. They sent me information about there school and it made me laugh. They twist their numbers just about as badly as Cooley -- WTF is "top 10 public law school" (and the ridiculous statistics just go on). And the laughable median salary of $80K a year! People seriously pay $54K a year to attend UIUC to make $80K a year at graduation? f()ck that. Enjoy living in a cardboard box and partaking in bum fights over a 40 of Colt 45 after graduation!!