I’m a senior in the tail end of the law school application process—and a rather late switch to pre-law. (I’m an applied science major.) I know the tiers [of law school rankings], but I was wondering how much difference there is within Tier 1. More specifically, what’s the difference, if any, between a top-3 school (e.g. Harvard), a top-6 school (e.g. Columbia) and a school between 10 and 14 (e.g. Michigan or Georgetown)? Thanks.
Since you’re still in undergrad, I’ll indulge your boring, self-evident question.
It’s better to go to Harvard than Columbia. It’s better to go to Columbia, than Georgetown. How much better? Who the hell knows? They’re all great schools, with terrific professors and successful alumni.
The bottom line is this: Your job prospects are bright at each and every school in the Top 14, but there’s obviously a difference between Harvard and Georgetown—just like there’s a difference between Giselle and a cute J. Crew model. They’re both hot, and you’d be lucky to shag either one of them, but at the end of the day, there’s only one Giselle.
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