It's an oft repeated criticism that law firms restrict entry to none but those from a tiny number of universities. You know which ones they are. It's a tricky one, what with law firms not being instruments of social change, yet also looking for the most talented. And with thousands of applications for every training place, it's almost impossible not to mecahnically filter out the non-Russell Group, or the non-2:1s. A mistake? Well, possibly. A bit.
But here's a job post which takes it a little further.
US firms are probably the worst for this sort of snobbery. I had an interview for an NQ job 1,000 years ago at one of the top US firms. It was all very flash, rammed with Ivy League types in ill-fitting chinos, brushed cotton Ralph Lauren shirts with the collars buttoned down and lots of fast talking. The US partner who interviewed me was impressed by my GDL, because it was from Oxford.
I hated having to let him down gently - it was Oxford Brookes. I'm not going to apply for this job.