The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

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The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby prospectiveprospect » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:49 pm

This does not include the T14. I will fill in each respective state's best law school as posts occur and debate happens. And i will only include the lower 48 states :). Hypothetically speaking, Illinois I believe UIUC is the best school non-T14 in Illinois and Loyola being #2 and so on. And to clear up BEST means best job prospects in the state(overall).

Alabama
1. University of Alabama
2. Samford
3. Faulkner

Arizona
1. University of Arizona
2. Arizona State

Arkansas
1. Arkansas- Fayetteville
1. Arkansas- Little Rock

California
LA Area:
1. UCLA
2. USC
3. Loyola
4. USD
4. Pepperdine
6. Southwestern


San Francisco Area:

Northern Cal:

Colorado
1. Colorado-Boulder
2. University of Denver

Connecticut
1. UConn
2. Quinnipiac

Delaware
1. Widener

D.C.
1. George Washington
2. American

Florida
1. University of Florida
1. Florida State
3. University of Miami
3. Stetson

Georgia
1. Emory
2. UGA
3. Georgia State
4. Mercer
5. John Marshall

Idaho
1. Idaho

Illinois
1. University of Illinois Law
2. Loyola
3. Kent
3. DePaul
5. Northern
6. John Marshall Law School
6. Southern Illinois Law School

Indiana
1. Notre Dame
2. Indiana-Bloomington
3. Indiana-Indy
4. Valparaiso

Iowa
1. Iowa
2. Drake

Kansas
1. University of Kansas
2. Washburn

Kentucky
1. University of Kentucky
2. University of Louisville
3. Northern Kentucky University

Louisana
1. Tulane
2. LSU
3. Loyola
4. Southern

Maine
1. Maine

Maryland
1. University of Maryland
2. University of Baltimore

Massachusetts
1. Boston College
1. Boston University
3. Northeastern
4. Suffolk
5. New England School of Law

Michigan
1. Wayne State
2. Michigan State
3. Detroit Mercy
4. Ava Maria
5. Cooley

Minnesota
1. University of Minnesota
2. William Mitchell
2. St. Thomas
3. Hamline

Mississippi
1. University of Mississippi
2. Mississippi College Law School

Missouri
1. WUSTL
2. University of Missouri-Columbia
2. Saint Louis University
4. University of Missouri- Kansas City

Montana
1. Montana

Nebraska
1. University of Nebraska
2. Creighton

Nevada
1. University of Nevada- Las Vegas

New Hampshire
1. Franklin Pierce

New Jersey
1. Rutgers Newark
1. Rutgers Camden
3. Seton Hall

New Mexico
1. University of New Mexico

New York
1. Fordham
2. Cardozo
3. Brookyln
4. St. Johns
5. SUNY- Buffalo
6. Syracuse
7. Hofstra
8. New York Law School
9. Pace
10. CUNY
11. Albany
12. Touro

North Carolina
1.UNC
1. Wake Forest
3. Campbell
4. NCCU
5. Elon
6. Charlotte

North Dakota
1. North Dakota

Ohio
1.OSU Moritz College of Law.
2. Case Western
3. Cincy
4. Cleveland Marshall
4. Capital
6. Akron
6. Toledo
6. Dayton
9. Ohio Northern

Oklahoma
1. University of Oklahoma
2. University of Tulsa
3. Oklahoma City

Oregon
1. Lewis & Clark
2. University of Oregon
3. Willamette

Pennsylvania
1. Temple
1. Pittsburgh
1. Villanova
4. Penn State
5. Duquesne

Rhode Island
1. Roger Williams

South Carolina
1. University of South Carolina

South Dakota
1. South Dakota

Tennessee
1. Vanderbilt
2. University of Tennessee
3. University of Memphis

Texas
1. University of Texas- Austin
2. Southern Methodist University
3. Houston
4. Baylor

Utah
1. BYU
2. University of Utah

Vermont
1. Vermont Law School

Virginia
1. Washington & Lee
2. William & Mary

Washington
1. University of Washington
2. Seattle University
3. Gonzaga

West Virginia
1. West Virginia

Wisconsin
1. University of Wisconsin- Madison
2. Marquette

Wyoming
1. Wyoming
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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby Campagnolo » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:51 pm

Oregon - Lewis & Clark That's an easy one; L&C grads practically run Portland.

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby prospectiveprospect » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:53 pm

Campagnolo wrote:Oregon - Lewis & Clark That's an easy one; L&C grads practically run Portland.

What about U of Oregon? would L&C be #1 and U of Oregon be #2?

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby cavebat2000 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:53 pm

Ohio is easy. OSU Moritz College of Law.

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby JordynAsh » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:54 pm

Texas - Texas.

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby gatorlion » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:55 pm

Florida = University of Florida

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby Snailmail » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:55 pm

Virginia

William and Mary.

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby anthonyc350 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:57 pm

cali-ucla

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby danquayle » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:59 pm

Indiana = Notre Dame, sorry IUB...
Michigan = Wayne State (if we're not including the t-14...)

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby bees » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:00 pm

danquayle wrote:Indiana = Notre Dame, sorry IUB...
Michigan = Michigan, obviously


And we have our first fail of the thread.

Washington = UW...since I feel like I can't bash others without contributing at least a little.

EDIT: you fixed your post very quickly...well done...
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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:00 pm

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby ppljones » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:00 pm

Washington:

#1 University of Washington
#2 Seattle U
#3 Gonzaga

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby jks289 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:03 pm

Just to rep my own options:


Missouri- WUSTL
MA - BU/BC

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby hellokitty » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:04 pm

Alabama- The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby ozarkhack » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:09 pm

in Arkansas, UA-Fayetteville is ranked higher. But I don't think it matters. UA-Little Rock probably gives you a leg up b/c of location in both the capital and the state's only real legal market.

On the other hand, if best means "best academic reputation," the I'd say UAF probably wins. But who cares? This has to be about jobs, yes?

That said: When you add in cost, I'd be willing to say UALR is a much better value for Arkansas-focused folk who want to or are forced to study in-state.

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby WrappedUpInBooks » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:09 pm

Maine - Maine (it's the only one!)

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:10 pm

New Jersey

Princeton

Crap, forgot about the "no T14s" thing.

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby danquayle » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:15 pm

Well just to get it out of the way:


Montana - Montana
South Dakota - South Dakota
North Dakota - North Dakota
Wyoming - Wyoming
Nebraska - Nebraska

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby mreocc » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:16 pm

Connecticut- UConn then Quinnipiac

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby lawduder » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:17 pm

You know that there are schools outside the t14 that are going to do better in certain states than the "best school in the state."

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby rx3r » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:18 pm

I feel like you may need to geographically break down the state of California further. (Example: Loyola does very well in LA but I don't know how well they place in Norcal.)

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby kswiss » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:19 pm

Idaho - Idaho
Utah - BYU
Oregon - I'm saying tie between L&C and U Oregon. Willamette distant 3rd.

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby prospectiveprospect » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:20 pm

rx3r wrote:I feel like you may need to geographically break down the state of California further. (Example: Loyola does very well in LA but I don't know how well they place in Norcal.)

I could do that how should i break it down?

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby prospectiveprospect » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:21 pm

lawduder wrote:You know that there are schools outside the t14 that are going to do better in certain states than the "best school in the state."

yes i agree but in general T14 law schools could dominate most states if they need/want to.

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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby rx3r » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:22 pm

prospectiveprospect wrote:
rx3r wrote:I feel like you may need to geographically break down the state of California further. (Example: Loyola does very well in LA but I don't know how well they place in Norcal.)

I could do that how should i break it down?


You might start out with Los Angeles and San Francisco. If people are interested you could then expand to other legal markets.




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