« on: January 24, 2008, 11:32:20 PM »
You may have come to expect these type of threads from me, but here's the "dilemma" I've thought about. Should I think about it now? Probably not. Have I? I have, and I would like to ask a few pre-law and law students. Could you interpret my question in a pejorative way? Yeah. Should you? Perhaps.
After reading too many online posts, Leiter's rankings, Ciolli, and virtually every other resource I could find from Mantauk to Turow, I almost feel obligated to pick CCN now that I've happily cracked it -- and, really, I couldn't be more grateful and thrilled. Unfortunately, this feeling is more of an obligation than a choice. Most resources tell students to go to the "best" school they can get into, and it seems like the conventional wisdom deflates any sense of accomplishment in having, say, Michigan if you have Columbia, or even Harvard.
(Even with money, sometimes.)
So, really, how significant is the difference between these two tiers? Do they even exist? (Some people say "no.") I can't really wrap my mind around a terse, simple answer, and that's because, perhaps, there isn't one.