Quote from: Bonkers, Jr. on September 30, 2005, 05:50:46 AMMy Northwestern interviewer, who is also a recruiter for his biglaw firm, gave me some unsolicited career advice: go to the best school you can. It really does matter. If you can get into a top 20 school, you should go.Again, anyone who doesn't know this by now is simply not paying attention, and probably never will. (Or has other reasons for claiming otherwise.) The possible excpetion is if you get a full ride at a strong regional program, and are happy staying in that region. Also, some schools on the edge of the top 20 (notre dame, minnesota) are not really as national as some higher ranked schools, and even UCLA/USC/Vandy are more regional in their dominance. Fordham, for example, is probably better than UCLA/USC for NYC. But when you're talking about the top 10 / top 15, they generally have an edge in pretty much every market over every school outside the top 20.
My Northwestern interviewer, who is also a recruiter for his biglaw firm, gave me some unsolicited career advice: go to the best school you can. It really does matter. If you can get into a top 20 school, you should go.
My main problem is that many seem to think that you will not be able to get a good job unless you attend a Top Tier School. Obviously if you want the BEST jobs you will have to attend these jobs, but you will also be working 80 hour weeks. If you want a job where you can live comfortably, pay back your loans, then you DO NOT have to attend a top tier school.
Actually, I can also speak from real-world experience, but your ignorant sarcasm is certainly appreciated.