I'm at a T20 and for us it's Top 25%. But thank you for condescending.
I'm sorry if I came off condescending- though I think you must have misunderstood my post if you were offended by it.
All I was saying is that what someone needs for NYC biglaw is going to vary from school to school even within the top 20- and that a blanket statement about the required class rank isn't going to be accurate. Nowhere did I imply that the OP would be in any way considering Yale as an option. It was merely to show that top 25% isn't a constant variable. I also didn't imply that there were not schools where top 25% was the cutoff.
If you could deflate your head for a second, I DID understand. What I'm saying is that 25% is an average. If you look at the grades needed at Yale all the way down to MN, you average out at about 25%. Therefore, while it's not technically true at every school, it's a good estimate and, frankly, true for most of them.
Now, obviously you didn't imply OP was going to Yale. I was merely pointing out that by you spelling it out for my feeble little mind, you were just looking like a jerk. Also that b/c the OP was talking about Arkansas, it really doesn't matter what the distribution is at any of those schools b/c that person probably isn't even applying to any of them.