Hi everyone,Does it matter where I go to undergrad? I am paying for my own college and i obviously cant afford a private school, if i go to a large public college will i still have a chance at a t14 school?
You should consider that there are remarkable geographical disparities in how flagship state schools are viewed. In the Northeast, where I worked for a year before law school, people who went to public schools were considered second-class candidates in the job process. However, in my home state, everyone goes to the state school, so it's not an issue. I think I would have an easier time getting a good job with "State School" on my resume than Harvard, simply because people would make the wrong assumptions about the candidate. (I'm from a rural state.)
The networking is good at a big public school, too, as long as you do the legwork.