Grades matter

Grades really do matter. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher requires all hires, including lateral partners, to rank near the top of their class in law school. They recently turned down a lateral hire with $7 million in portable book because he didn’t make the grade. Ouch.

[a mad tea-party]

Is there any good way to point out the excessive status-consciousness and insecurity that pervades the entire legal profession?