« on: April 08, 2008, 03:20:04 PM »
I think there are some great debates goin on in this forum- both sides making valid arguments. However, at first glance 2LMan made a seemingly golden point about the med school student ...
What i say to that - not every med school student can graduate top of the class- in fact, only 1 can graduate first (unless there is a tie in the gpa) but you get the point. It comes down to reputation in practice. I would not mind a 2.5 grad working on me as long as his performance is great, through reputations, etc.
There is this independent film with dan lauria and winnie from the wonder years- she is pissed about not getting a job or something and she says "i have a 4.0, blah blah blah" and he says, great- that means you are a GREAT student- practicing is different.
We have a professor here who graduated 1st in her harvard class. I guarantee you she doesn't think the person who graduated last in her class is stupid, nor are they doing bad either. It's what you make of the education and how it translates to the practice field.
So 2LMan, although i dislike many many of your arguments, i can see the point you are trying to make, but I will say that "bad student" does not always translate to "bad practitioner" and vice versa. also, as far as the tier rankings, its proven law schools will sometimes cheat and lie to get ahead of the rankings. who knows, maybe my school is really a top 50- or maybe its really a tier 4? Its all politics but i think once you are out and working, its up to you to prove your worth.