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Non Prestigious Law School Grads Face Obstacles

The truth is, students who attend law schools that aren’t considered top ranked have to deal with difficulties that are alien to their elite school peers.  These difficulties are not insurmountable, but they can be discouraging to people who don’t know what their dealing with.

Some may find Scalia’s comments off putting, but many folks share his vew.  So it’s wise to be prepared for it.

Read more at The Columbus Dispatch

Scalia not a big fan of OSU law graduates
by Alan Johnson

US. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia respects Ohio Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton but apparently not the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

According to The New York Times’ Adam Liptak, Scalia’s colorful talk at the American University Washington College of Law last month focused on law graduates who get prestigious jobs as U.S. Supreme Court clerks.

“By and large,” Scalia said, “I’m going to be picking from the law schools that, basically, are the hardest to get into. They admit the best and the brightest, and they may not teach very well, but you can’t make a sow’s ear out of a silk purse.”

However, Scalia noted one exception to the cool-school rule: Sutton, Ohio’s former state solicitor and now a judge with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

“I wouldn’t have hired Jeff Sutton,” Justice Scalia said. “For God’s sake, he went to Ohio State! And he’s one of the very best law clerks I ever had.”


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