I will say that after 20+ years of practice, where someone went to law school does not really matter. It's what they did with the opportunities presented to them.
Best of luck!
The resounding answer is yes law is a very competitive career. You have to have a strong and resilient personality to work in this field. Also it does depend on what type of law you go into. Litigation and defense attorneys (in my opinion) are the most competitive. Its hard work studying law but it's all worth it in the end, It's defiantly not for the light hearted. In law school you will get experience in fighting a case through mooting. The classroom settings are also competitive, where you will have to state the law and the facts of the cases to get a decent grade.