« on: March 26, 2006, 12:51:55 PM »
From what I've heard (though I don't really believe it):
Cornell = bottom ivy = inferiority complex = competition
GULC = huge class + nation's capitol = bieng anonymous + desparate desire for clerkships, etc. = competition
Harvard = huge class = anonymous = competition
Actually, at Cornell it's not that competitive because it's so damn small and everyone knows each other. But it seems like people work a lot harder there. And even if you graduate at the bottom of your class at Harvard you can still get an amazing job so I doubt they'd be that competitive either, though as a deferee I really don't know.
Columbia Law is definitely competitive, as well as Georgetown Law; Columbia's competitiveness isn't cutthroat per se... but it is intensely competitive.
Law School's in general are competitive, besides Yale Law... they have a pass/fail system so the desire to be Number One is virtually nonexistent.