University of Denver

The Pedigree Problem: Are Law School Ties Choking the Profession?

Former Senior Director


The ABA Journal discusses the impact of Big Law's preference for graduates from Ivy League and other “elite” law schools. The article notes that such “near obsession with pedigree . . . is damaging to the entire profession” because new statistics show a student’s LSAT scores and undergraduate GPA do not correlate with success in the practice of law.