University | 11:45 am | May 9, 2013 | By Aleksandra Gjorgievska

Law students reject Business Insider ‘most impressive’ list

Yale Law School
Yale Law School Photo by Jacob Geiger.

When approached by Business Insider to compile a list of the most impressive students at Yale Law School, students at the school were reportedly “outraged.”

Business Insider recently published a list entitled “The 26 Most Impressive Students at Yale Right Now. But when the publication contacted leaders of student groups at Yale Law School to solicit nominations for the list’s law school counterpart, most students at Yale Law found the idea offensive, Business Insider wrote.

“Every one of my classmates at Yale Law School has been a true exemplar of leadership and accomplishment, and there are more fascinating life stories here than I can count,” said one student in response to the request. “As such, I am not comfortable distinguishing people for a most impressive feature, and indeed one of the strengths of YLS and its culture is the high caliber of each student in attendance.”

Some students told Business Insider they think the list would violate the collaborative spirit of the school.

“Thanks, but no thanks. I understand what you guys are trying to do and I’m sure it’s very good for BI’s business, but your project strikes me as against the community spirit of Yale Law School, so I’d rather not participate,” wrote another student in response.

On the flip side, Harvard Law students were happy to participate and offered “positive responses,” according to Business Insider. Guess that’s another reason to choose Yale.

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