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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More on Why Non-Elite Law Grads Outperform Elite Law Grads in the BigLaw Partner Derby

Following up on my prior posts on Why Non-Elite Law Grads Outperform Elite Law Grads in the BigLaw Partner Derby (here and here): The Careerist, Right Resume, Wrong Attitude, by Vivia Chen:

[G]rads of top law schools are a bunch of spoiled dilettantes who score exceptionally well on standardized tests but don't want to do any heavy (document) lifting. Much wiser then to hire someone who worked through State U., majored in some dreadful subject like accounting (obviously more practical for practice than knowing ancient Greek), then managed to go to Gonzaga Law School and graduate in the top 5%. Talk about class warfare!

[D]oes that mean that hiring partners will think twice about recruiting some spacey Yale Law student over a kid who's in the top of the class at the University of Buffalo Law School? Henderson seems hopeful: "Perhaps it is time we focused on the skills and attributes of successful law graduates rather than the name of the law school on their diplomas."

Do I believe that will happen? What are you smoking?

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