I got into a feud with the UNLV girl earlier last semester. See my -20 rating due to her showing up every 4 hours and dinging me a karma point.
LOL, you think I was the one who dinged you karma points? Quite frankly, I don't care about the karma points, and if you do, well, whatever. Also, I don't have the time to come here every 4 hours just to mess with your karma; only a kid would do such a thing, and it's a shame that this message board would even have the karma system in the first place (what is this, grade school?).
And, it wasn't a "feud" - it was a discussion. You had been very rude to me for no apparent reason, just like that "vicious attacker" PALuff was, who called me stupid simply b/c I choose to attend UNLV as opposed to his oh-so-great, alleged and ridiculously expensive Top-10 school. Yes, I deleted my posts because, quite frankly, I didn't want other people to attack me on a personal level as opposed to engaging in respectful debate.
If you think your Top-10 school really provides a much better, richer education, then fine, you're entitled to your own opinion. However, there are nicer ways of giving this opinion than saying "enjoy your bad education."
As I told PALuff, I chose to attend UNLV b/c I want to practice in Vegas - my hometown - ONLY. Living and practicing anywhere else simply won't do for me, despite the fact that I have several family members in California who DID attend Top-10 schools and have offered me jobs with their firms.
Vegas firms primarily hire people from UNLV, so why would I spend close to $200,000 for an education elsewhere when I can stay here, work, and graduate with a job and without any debt whatsoever simply by attending my home school? I think choosing the former course of action would be a serious blunder in light of my career goals. Not all of us want to work for Big Law firms, you know...
In any event, we all take the same damn courses in law school, irrespective of where we attend school, and if one thinks a name is all that it takes to make one's career, then a reality check is seriously needed.
BTW: unless you attend both UNLV and a Top-10 school, how can you honestly compare the two institutions in terms of academic quality, which is a highly subjective standard anyway? You speak of your school's ranking as if it amounts to an objective standard: it doesn't.
For example, the US News ranking system actually considers the size of a school's library as one of the factors examined in determining which schools are the "best." Talk about a completely irrelevant factor, esp. in light of the fact that most law students research stuff via Lexis and Westlaw! So, I don't put much stock in the rankings for this reason alone...