My latest revelation is that it's about being perfect on the job. So, you can go to just about any law school, do the bare minimum to pass, probably the same on the bar exam, and then start getting perfect on the job. I went to USC Law in 2007, a top-twenty law school. Now I am thinking about going back to law school. I don't really care where I go to law school now. As long as it's accredited. Then pass the bar. And then put perfection to the test on the job.
Of course, I think it should be noted that I already took thousands of LSAT practice problems, got a 166, and attended a "top-twenty" law school. Only now do I not really care about where I go to law school.