Brian Leiter has a post this week about the pedigree sensitivity in law school hiring.
Now comes a study suggesting that similar selectivity exists in Wall Street hiring. The study, entitled Ivies, extracurriculars, and exclusion: Elite employers' use of academic credentials, was published in the January 2011 issue of Research in Social Stratification and Mobility and is available here. The author, Lauren A. Rivera, is a professor at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. David Kaplan, writing for Fortune magazine, has a recent story on the study here.