PDaddy wrote:I have been around TLS for quite some time now reading the threads and posts. One thing occurrs to me when it comes to rankings: people really seem to give a lot of credibility to the USNWR that it doesn't deserve, and that colors their perceptions of alternative rankings. What makes Bob Morse (of USN) the arbiter of what factors should be most important in assessing the merits of a law school? He and his USN cohorts are neither law partners, law deans, law professors, nor students.
Somewhat agree with you, only because my friends' experiences at OCI show that many hiring attorneys do NOT check up on recent USNews rankings, so to employers they are not that important. They know more or less the top schools and that's all they care about. Many of the associates who interviewed at OCI only knew rankings from when they went to school and have not checked them since. I think TLS falsely conveys the idea that "every employer" obsesses over rankings when it's by far not true. TLSers are not all that connected with the real world.