When Justice Stevens is replaced, will Northwestern drop?

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tallboone
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When Justice Stevens is replaced, will Northwestern drop?

Postby tallboone » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:07 pm

According to this NYT article http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/us/26bar.html Justice Stevens is retiring at the end of the term. Since he is a graduate of Northwestern and presumably accepts NW grads as clerks, will the school drop in the rankings when he retires? Same with Columbia vis-a-vis Ginsburg?

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Re: When Justice Stevens is replaced, will Northwestern drop?

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:11 pm

which component of the usnews formula do you think this would impact? the lsat median?

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Re: When Justice Stevens is replaced, will Northwestern drop?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:12 pm

talibkweli wrote:which component of the usnews formula do you think this would impact? the lsat median?


The only reason I'm going to NU is because of Stevens. I'm sure at least half the class feels that way.

Good think [deleted] wasn't confirmed because I hear Southern Methodist is boring.

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Re: When Justice Stevens is replaced, will Northwestern drop?

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:13 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
talibkweli wrote:which component of the usnews formula do you think this would impact? the lsat median?


The only reason I'm going to NU is because of Stevens. I'm sure at least half the class feels that way.

Good think [deleted] wasn't confirmed because I hear Southern Methodist is boring.


lol

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Re: When Justice Stevens is replaced, will Northwestern drop?

Postby tallboone » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:14 pm

I'm not really sure, but I suppose if clerkship placement stats drop because they no longer get any supreme court clerks, their peer assessment scores could potentially drop?

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Re: When Justice Stevens is replaced, will Northwestern drop?

Postby lawschooliseasy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:20 pm

Yeah, I mean Northwestern is basically Cooley, they just got lucky with a judge.

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Re: When Justice Stevens is replaced, will Northwestern drop?

Postby NayBoer » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:43 pm

At this point I think Stevens dying would just be free publicity for the LS to be mentioned in every obit.

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Re: When Justice Stevens is replaced, will Northwestern drop?

Postby Rand M. » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:56 am

NayBoer wrote:At this point I think Stevens dying would just be free publicity for the LS to be mentioned in every obit.


+1 NW gets other SCOTUS justices in there. Anthony Kennedy takes in just as many as Justice Stevens these days. Stevens really doesn't take an overwhelming amount. He used to take more in previous decades, so I don't really see his retirement affecting things to that great a degree.




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