I am a part-time law student finishing my third year at "middle of the road" law school. I'm not an idiot but I didn't pay a great deal of attention to school rankings prior to selecting my school. As for undergrad., I graduated magna cum laude (3.7/4.0) from a highly-ranked state school and scored a not-so-great-but-ok-I-guess 159 on the LSAT. I made the decision to attend my school primarily because I initially received a full-tuition merit scholarship and could attend part-time while working full-time to avoid accumulating debt that approached the level of our current national deficit. I was a little over-confident and managed to lose the scholarship after the second year, placing myself well within the happy pool of up-coming graduates whose debt is approaching the oh-so-horrifying six digit figure. I've alternated between doing extremely well in law school (when the professor is remotely engaging) to rather poorly when the professor is as as intriguing as bingo night with my incontinent grandmother. I've gotten the best grade in several classes and advanced to semi-finals in Appellate Advocacy. My problem is that I am an intelligent, driven and accomplished student but feel dramatically restricted in the post-grad "opportunity" (i.e. job) realm based merely on my school's non-top-50 status. Am I just being pessimistic? I am so sick of seeing top 10/50, etc. lists plastered all over the place. I could have gone to a first tier school but couldn't manage to not bring in income and pay for school for three years. I feel like a second-class citizen and it angers me. I know that employers look at more than a school's rank but I feel unfairly classified. Any comments?