I was cutting the lawn (isn't that when we do our best thinking?) and began to wonder about whether people tend to trade up, trade down, or do about the same from the move from undergrad to law school.
I don't really care how you define the move, and I think spending too much time on that definition wouldn't serve my question too well (I reserve the right to change my tune) as I'm more concerned with general sentiments. Some examples with how I would answer the question:
Yale undergrad -> UVA Law (trading down a bit)
Vanderbilt undergrad -> Columbia Law (trading up a bit)
Virginia Commonwealth undergrad -> Michigan Law (trading up a lot)
Princeton undergrad -> Harvard Law (relatively equivalent)
MIT undergrad -> George Mason Law (trading down a lot))
Personally, I'm trading up a bit. Not too too much, but a bit.
The question has interesting implications I think. This will come out in replies.