Halibut6 wrote:SOCRATiC wrote:What if the school's rank is just a short-lived fluke? Take a look at their LSAT scores; IU's scores are comparable to the schools that occupy the slums of the T1. This can be interpretted (in a shallow kind of way) as IU's student body being composed of lower quality students; this will probably lead to IU losing its rankings within the next five years.
Again, this is referring to past data. This year's incoming class is what should really determine whether or not IU deserves the ranking. While I agree that it won't be in the top 23 in selectivity this year, it will definitely be closer to the #30 mark than the "slums of the T1."
This year's incoming class will not determine whether or not IU is worthy. Law schools have been flooded by applicants ITE, which would definitely contribute to a temporary boost in LSAT score ranges. The question is whether or not IU will be able to sustain these score ranges given their reputation for rewarding relatively immobile JDs; people that don't have a stake in IU's rankings would agree that the answer to this question is "NO." These people would also agree that IU should be dropped down to the mid thirties, and replaced by GW.