FunkyJD wrote:women'ssoccer wrote:PDaddy wrote:whitman wrote:Law, I would say: UVA > Duke > Vandy > Emory > UNC > UGA > W.F. > Bama
Overall: UVA > Duke > UNC > Vandy > Emory and so on
How abou that for a completely useless, subjective post that contributes nothing?
Really? Rice, which doesn't have a law school (but should), is better than Emory and GA. Tech and Tulane are arguably as good.
And sorry, I would put Baylor, Tulane and SMU with or above 'Bama and Wake, in law and overall. And Vandy > UNC.
WFU is too low as it is; its academic reputation is >>>>>>>> than the SMU's, UGas, Baylors, AUs, and Tulane's of the world.
According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009:
Georgia >> Wake ~= Tulane > SMU >> Baylor, AU (last 2 not ranked)
These are for overall institutions, if I'm not mistaken -- but correct me if I'm wrong.
And, if you look at the Baylor College of Medicine (i.e., the "overall" part of "in law and overall"), and not Baylor U., the list becomes:
Baylor College of Med ~= Georgia >> Wake ~= Tulane > SMU >> AU (not ranked)
those rankings don't exactly measure reputation,
"The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is first published in June 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities and the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and then updated on an annual basis. ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution. More than 1000 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published on the web.
EDIT: Although the initial purpose of ARWU was to find the global standing of Chinese top universities, it has attracted a great deal of attention from universities, governments and public media worldwide. A survey on higher education published by The Economist in 2005 commented ARWU as "the most widely used annual ranking of the world's research universities"1. Burton Bollag, a reporter at Chronicle of Higher Education wrote that ARWU "is considered the most influential international ranking"2."
i could just as easily cite USWR 'national universities' rankings: WFU is 28 (tied with UNC)---UGa is 58.
but, there is a law school "reputation" rankings somewhere out there. Someone can find them? UNC's is like 17th. WFU is higher than UGa.