The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

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

Postby prospectiveprospect » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:14 pm

Anyone have an idea for the rest of California and New Jersey?

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

Postby Fancy Pants » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:15 pm

AsylumPB wrote:Kentucky:

University of Louisville
University of Kentucky
Northern Kentucky University

- Even though UofL is a T2, in my experience it places better within Louisville (the largest city in KY). It seems that every attorney I meet in the area graduated from UofL. Plus, there is a strong rivalry between these two schools and a UofL grad will hire another UofL grad over a UK grad just for spite.
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Eh. This is terribly inaccurate. Kentucky's statewide placement is much better than Louisville's. This is widely recognized by everyone in the state - including students at Louisville.

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

Postby prospectiveprospect » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:22 pm

Fancy Pants wrote:
AsylumPB wrote:Kentucky:

University of Louisville
University of Kentucky
Northern Kentucky University

- Even though UofL is a T2, in my experience it places better within Louisville (the largest city in KY). It seems that every attorney I meet in the area graduated from UofL. Plus, there is a strong rivalry between these two schools and a UofL grad will hire another UofL grad over a UK grad just for spite.
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Eh. This is terribly inaccurate. Kentucky's statewide placement is much better than Louisville's. This is widely recognized by everyone in the state - including students at Louisville.

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/regional_AL-KY.pdf
Seems to be right i will change it

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

Postby jmhendri » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:24 pm

There's no way I would rate Southwestern above USD for SoCal.... actually I personally wouldn't rate loyola higher.

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

Postby dailygrind » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:26 pm

prospectiveprospect wrote:Anyone have an idea for the rest of California and New Jersey?


I think New Jersey only has 3 law schools: Rutgers Newark, Rutgers Camden, and Seton Hall. All 3 are ranked pretty similarly (87, 77, and 77 respectively), but both Rutgers have tuition costs that are about half of Seton Hall.

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

Postby women'ssoccer » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:33 pm

North Carolina (assuming no t14s) should read like:

1.UNC/Wake Forest
3.Cambell
4.NCCU
5. Elon
6.Charlotte
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Re: The End All For Each State's Best Law Schools

Postby jmhendri » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:53 pm

prospectiveprospect wrote:Anyone have an idea for the rest of California and New Jersey?


NoCal... Possibly Davis, Hastings and Maybe USF I guess.

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

Postby keg411 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:15 pm

dailygrind wrote:
prospectiveprospect wrote:Anyone have an idea for the rest of California and New Jersey?


I think New Jersey only has 3 law schools: Rutgers Newark, Rutgers Camden, and Seton Hall. All 3 are ranked pretty similarly (87, 77, and 77 respectively), but both Rutgers have tuition costs that are about half of Seton Hall.


I answered NJ. No one listened :(.

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

Postby pjo » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:28 pm

anthonyc350 wrote:I think this is pretty useless...

for example: Pennsylvania

Duquense probably does better in Pitt than nova, temple or PSU
Drexel even though new, as well as rutgers camden do way better than psu, duquense, pitt.
Guessing PSU outplaces the other in harrisburg :? but Pennsylvania isn't even California or Texas and this doesn't quite work.


for the most part I agree with you, but whats interesting is if you look at the big list being compiled by OP on the first page, PA is the ONLY state that has the schools ranked NOT in line with their usnews rank. So actually it may be most useful for PA. For instance, accorsing to USNEWS PA rank should go 1.PSU 1.Temple 2.Villanova 3.Pitt, which I think the concensus agrees this is off. So our list may be helpful.
--check that, OH is off on our list too with Case and Cinci being switched from their USNEWS postitions

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

Postby AsylumPB » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:33 pm

Fancy Pants wrote:
AsylumPB wrote:Kentucky:

University of Louisville
University of Kentucky
Northern Kentucky University

- Even though UofL is a T2, in my experience it places better within Louisville (the largest city in KY). It seems that every attorney I meet in the area graduated from UofL. Plus, there is a strong rivalry between these two schools and a UofL grad will hire another UofL grad over a UK grad just for spite.
:wink:


Eh. This is terribly inaccurate. Kentucky's statewide placement is much better than Louisville's. This is widely recognized by everyone in the state - including students at Louisville.


I know UK places better statewide, but most the jobs are in Lexington and Louisville. I was specifically talking about Louisville and my personal experiences.

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

Postby prospectiveprospect » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:15 pm

I filled out most of the states. any one have any objections?

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

Postby Spaceman Spiff » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:25 pm

prospectiveprospect wrote:I filled out most of the states. any one have any objections?


I still object to W&L and W&M. Also, if we're ranking the schools rather than merely identifying the best, you should include George Mason and University of Richmond, in that order. Although, we might call GMU a D.C. school.

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

Postby jmhendri » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:29 pm

I objected to Loyola and Southwestern being ranked above USD.

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

Postby bees » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:58 pm

jmhendri wrote:I objected to Loyola and Southwestern being ranked above USD.


Any stats to back this up?

I've heard Loyola places decently well in LA.

I've heard Southwestern is a large pile of fail.

I've heard there is next to no legal market in San Diego and the school struggles to place students anywhere else.

This is all stuff I've gathered from reading these forums, maybe people are a bit biased about those schools for some reason.

Edit: Now I see from your profile that you went to school in SD, so maybe it is you who are biased :).

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

Postby S de Garmeaux » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:06 pm

jmhendri wrote:I objected to Loyola and Southwestern being ranked above USD.


Loyloa
USD
Southwestern

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

Postby Fancy Pants » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:54 pm

AsylumPB wrote:I know UK places better statewide, but most the jobs are in Lexington and Louisville. I was specifically talking about Louisville and my personal experiences.


Well the question is what the ranking of the schools in state would be and you placed Louisville above Kentucky - which is wrong.

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

Postby 86revolt » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:56 pm

has someone said hastings and davis for northern cali? if yes, i would like to nominate golden gate university

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

Postby hiromoto45 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:59 pm

New York:
1. Fordham
2. Cardozo
3. Buffalo( places okay for NYC but better for the rest of the state)

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

Postby sunrunner » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:14 pm

pjo wrote:
Scurredsitless1 wrote:Pennsylvania -Temple/Pitt/Villanova/PSU??


I really think PA is a major crapshoot. I'lll throw in my 2cents tho. Also, I included schools from other states, sorry if that wasn't allowed lol.

Pennsylvania
1.Temple
2.Pitt/Villanova
3.PSU
4.Rutgers
5.Duquesne
--actually after thinking about this Temple/Pitt/Nova should all be 1 for PA

Virginia
1.William and Mary
2.Washington and Lee

Ohio
1.Notre Dame
2.OSU
3.Case

West Virginia
1.Pitt
2.WVU

D.C.
1.GW
2.BU


How long before Penn State overtakes Villanova, Pitt, and Temple in terms of placement in PA? It seems only a matter of time. PSU has surpassed Pitt in the rankings, is tied with Temple, and is closing on Villanova.

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

Postby jmhendri » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:18 pm

S de Garmeaux wrote:
jmhendri wrote:I objected to Loyola and Southwestern being ranked above USD.


Loyloa
USD
Southwestern


I'd seriously like to know the logic in ranking Loyola over USD.

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

Postby sunrunner » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:19 pm

jmhendri wrote:
S de Garmeaux wrote:
jmhendri wrote:I objected to Loyola and Southwestern being ranked above USD.


Loyloa
USD
Southwestern


I'd seriously like to know the logic in ranking Loyola over USD.


Loyola Marymount is a cool sounding name.

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

Postby bees » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:39 pm

jmhendri wrote:
S de Garmeaux wrote:
jmhendri wrote:I objected to Loyola and Southwestern being ranked above USD.


Loyloa
USD
Southwestern


I'd seriously like to know the logic in ranking Loyola over USD.


http://www.law.com/pdf/nlj/20080414empl ... trends.pdf

There you go. A bit old, but I doubt USD has taken any significant strides those areas.

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

Postby GatorStudent » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:55 pm

sunrunner wrote:
How long before Penn State overtakes Villanova, Pitt, and Temple in terms of placement in PA? It seems only a matter of time. PSU has surpassed Pitt in the rankings, is tied with Temple, and is closing on Villanova.


I don't think it's necessarily going to happen. I think that the three schools will remain near each other for quite some time. While PSU has done well because it really has increased its scholarship opportunities and is also investing tons of money into its two campuses, both campuses are in a fairly rural part of central PA. That will make it hard for PSU students to land the top jobs in PA, although quite a few will if it keeps attracting many of the top PA law students. If it was located in a metropolitan area, it would have a chance.

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

Postby FlanAl » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:00 pm

What about coastal California north of LA and south of SF. Santa Barbara has to have lawyers. Ventura?

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

Postby eaters333 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:02 pm

DC
1. GW
2. American




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