« on: April 01, 2005, 05:10:43 PM »
This one is easy. If you are as smart as you think you are and are willing to work as hard as you think you're going to, you'll finish in the top 1% of yur class at USC, then transfer to Harvard, yaale, or stanford. What happens if you wait, there's another 9/11 over the summer, the ecomony slumps back into the toilet, the # of law school apps shoot up again, and then you don't break 166 on your next lsat? Yuo'll be crying for not taking USC. It's really ridiculous. People buid up these t-14s like it opens some kind of magic door. You're really smart and talented, and you don't feel your numbers reflect this? Great. go to friggen cooley, win a national moot court competion and write some great journal artciles, you'll still have your pick of any firm you want.
A JD is what you do with it, it's not worth anything in and of itself no matter where it's from. There was a great Harper's article a few months ago on a study comparing harvard grads to tulane grads (UG) who had similar high school gpas and SAT scores. The study found that those who went to Tulane actually made MORE money in the long run than the harvard people. It's not where you go, it's what you make of it....