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Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?

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Re: Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2006, 03:17:58 PM »
President William McKinley, CEO of AOL Time Warner (i forget his name), Westchester District Attorney Janine Pirro, they all went to Albany Law.

although when McKinley went, Albany was one of the best law schools in the nation - ya know, in like 1870, ha.

Re: Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2006, 03:23:27 PM »
Bob Dole, former Republican US Senate Majority Leader and Senator from Kansas from 1969-1996 - also, the Republican nominee for President in the 1996 election.  Washburn University SOL, 1952.

Re: Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2006, 03:31:21 PM »
California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin went to USF (San Francisco)

QUAKER OATS

Re: Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2006, 03:31:53 PM »
President and Supreme Ct Justice William H. Taft went to U Cincinnati (not sure their ranking)

Re: Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2006, 04:54:43 PM »
Poor choice of words on my part - but only to an extent. The point is that talented people from lower tier school need more "luck" to succeed than someone with a T14 diploma.

You seem pretty arrogant coming from a law school that is usually ranked in the low 30s. Good luck winning the lottery. ;)

Re: Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2006, 05:15:52 PM »
Harry Truman and Sup. Ct. Justice Charles Evans Whittaker (only justice to have a nervous breakdown on the bench)- University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law

Re: Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2006, 05:40:52 PM »
Don't know if this counts, but Fred Vinson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1946-1953 didn't even go to a "law school".  He went to Centre College in KY and started practicing law after graduation (I think back then a lot of people did self-study while working in law offices).  So we had a Presiding SCOTUS Justice who didn't really even go to law school.

Re: Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2006, 05:52:25 PM »
Tim Russert of Meet the Press got his law degree from Cleveland State.

Re: Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2006, 12:00:21 AM »
Off topic, but do you go to Washburn?  I took my lsat there before moving north.  One of the washburn visiting profs just interviewed for a job here...

Bob Dole, former Republican US Senate Majority Leader and Senator from Kansas from 1969-1996 - also, the Republican nominee for President in the 1996 election.  Washburn University SOL, 1952.

Re: Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2006, 08:31:31 AM »
Off topic, but do you go to Washburn?  I took my lsat there before moving north.  One of the washburn visiting profs just interviewed for a job here...

Bob Dole, former Republican US Senate Majority Leader and Senator from Kansas from 1969-1996 - also, the Republican nominee for President in the 1996 election.  Washburn University SOL, 1952.
No, I didn't.  Actually, I attended UNC-Wilmington ('03).  I'm in NC.  So, is this professor a lower-tier notable?  ;)