Yeah, I know. I'm not sure why they'd consider certain VA schools traditionally easier to get into to be deserving of the National Universities list even though they are ranked lower than JMU on the Southern list. Oh well, I guess this doesn't matter much about my original question. I was just curious if Harvard would even let in someone from JMU if they had high enough numbers (I'm not saying I do). I know everyone says that where you went to UG generally doesn't matter as much as your numbers, but often they put in an addendum statement: "Unless it's HYS," implying that HYS do care about your UG school. Still, I have looked on their Web site to see the UG schools represented, and they do have schools that are at least comparable to JMU.
What people mean is it doesn't matter where you went to UG unless you went to HYP which will give you a small boost. They don't mean that certain law schools will care more where you went to school. Going to a non-prestigious UG is pretty much never going to impact the way law schools evaluate you.
Hmm...I have definitely heard some people say that HLS, YLS, and SLS care (albeit, slightly
) about UG prestige. But I would agree with you for the most part, and I definitely hope you are 100% correct since it would benefit me.
By the way, I had originally posted this in the Law School Admissions Forum, because I thought I had to have an actual LSAT score to post in the "What are my chances?" forum, but it got moved here. So please, don't post a link to the "Should I Post in the What Are My Chances Forum?" thread.
Yes, they care slightly. They care if you went to HYP or another similarly ranked UG. Otherwise they do not care.