yea, my buddies and i were at the bottom of the class LSATs and top of the class GPA and finish 1L year at the top of the class. It has to do with work ethic/luck/natural intelligence. Go to the best school you can get into if you want to pursue anything in big law. Even at the top of the class at a lower tier one, some firms wont even consider you. OCI is extremely limited at lower ranked schools, so you dont have as many options. I go to a top 20/25 school (it fluctuates) and some firms wont even consider interviewing students from here. My philosophy about law schools was that if they would give me any money, I shouldnt even consider them. To each his own, but I mean, you should really do what is best for your career. Even if you change your mind about big law sort of stuff (sorry if I am jumping to conclusions that is what you want to do), it is significantly easier to get the best government jobs/public interest jobs from the better school. I am at a top 25 school, but most of the people I am with turned down full rides to be here. I know I did and I dont regret it one bit.
yea, why is it necessary to be like a jerk like that? I said it twice in the entire post. The guy was asking about a T14, so when I was emphasizing the importance of going to a t14, i figured for comparison purposes I would tell him that I was not at one, and when I talked about people turning down full rides I wanted to emphasize that people were willing to make the sacrifice to go to schools significantly less prestigious or even decent then anything in the top 14. So, no need to get nasty