Chicago prestige snub:
So over thanksgiving, my aunt asked me where I went to law school, and I said the University of Chicago.
"oh, is that a commuter school?" she asked.
I said no, it's a "normal kind of school". I didn't really know how to reply to that.
I was irritated at the lack of name rec at first but have since completely gotten over it. I went to a not-so-great undergrad, so when I first got into a bunch of top law schools (many of whom most people would in fact recognize) I was really looking forward to that whole prestige rush thing. Oh well.
Now I enjoy being able to tell people where I go to school without having people get all wide-eyed and remark, "Oh, u must be a genious!" or some variation. (I only know it gets old because I hang out with a friend who goes to Harvard Law - and this kind of reaction happens all the time.) The people that count for my career know about Chicago, and the others, well, they just know I'm studying law and that's fine.