PDaddy wrote:romothesavior wrote:PDaddy wrote:holydonkey wrote:University of Florida, Florida State, Case Western, Kentucky, L&C, Temple
Add the following (in no specific order): Chicago-Kent, Houston, SMU, San Francisco, Hofstra, Pacific, Santa Clara, Buffalo, St. John's, Syracuse, Brooklyn, Oregon, Loyola Chicago, DePaul, Loyola L.A., USD, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Northeastern, Rutgers (both), Denver, Marquette.
I think Loyola L.A., Miami, Florida St., USD, Brooklyn, Temple, Case, and Chicago-Kent are the cream of the T2, i.e. they should be T1. Florida is always on the cusp of T1 or ranked within it.
You just listed almost half of the T2, including all three T2 schools in Chicago. That's ridiculous.
RC Fail. Not ridiculous. The truth is, half of the T2's happen to be very good schools that can be argued as T1's. And the schools I listed are all very good schools. Secondly, I amplified my answer by selecting eight schools I think are the "elite T2's".
Not even close to a RC fail. I saw what you did there by "amplifying" certain schools, but I still think it is crazy to say all three T2 Chicago schools are underrated. They are all really far down on the Chicago pecking order (U of C, NW, UIUC, ND, Mich, etc.)
FWIW, I think there is a point in the 20s or so when schools stop having national reach and people should purely consider region over ranking. I agree with posters who say it is T3>T6>T10>T14>T25ish?>Tier 2 and beyond. Take UNC-Chapel Hill for example. The VAST majority of their students remain in the southeast, and most of them in the Carolinas. Picking UNC over, say Case Western, would be silly if you wanted to be in the industrial Midwest, despite the big difference in rankings.
So I don't really think this thread is all that useful. TITCR:
Colton wrote:The T2 that is the best/only law school in its region and allows you to graduate with a manageable debt load.