« on: February 22, 2007, 09:39:59 AM »
I'm leaning back and forward in my decision making, between prestige and common sense, as I'm considering what school to attend.
When it comes down to it, are people going to care so much about what school you attended or, on a basic level
a) your skill level in your area of expertise
b) the fact that you practice law
c) your people skills
A friend knows someone who graduated from a T2 who is making 500,000-600,000 per year.
It seems like all of us, outside of the T14, are gambling close to 150k on the fact that our school will make the difference in the long-run. Yes, an age-old debate but I'm believing that the latter 3 factors (skill, ability, exp.) matters moreso than the name of the school.