Is it true that the key to becoming a successful attorney is graduating from a prestigious law school?

Besides obviously being a good attorney (as in being able to do your job well). Is graduation from a good law school the key to becoming a very successful attorney? For example, would an attorney with a degree from Harvard, Columbia, or even Boston University have a better chance of getting a higher paying job and being more successful than an attorney who graduated from a little-known or non-prestigious university?

Asked By: - 5/3/2011
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It is well known that graduates of prestigious schools will have better opportunities than those from diploma mills. That's not to say that people who go to state schools can't be enormously successful, or that everybody who goes to a good school will automatically be an all-star. It does give you a substantial... More
Answered By: Snark Tut - 5/3/2011
Additional Answers (3)
Not at all.
Answered By: Top Source - 5/3/2011
No. The key to becoming a successful attorney is "learning something" from any law school.
Answered By: Namaste - 5/3/2011
Hey John... More
Answered By: BPMattShinners - 5/3/2011
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