Schools that are actually better than their rank

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Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby Tree » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:06 am

EOM.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby TheBigMediocre » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:07 am

University of Georgia

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby doinmybest » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:42 pm

Michigan

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Postby Z3RO » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:46 pm

Yale

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby cutiewiddlebebe » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:54 pm

doinmybest wrote:Michigan

Could you explain your thinking please? Michigan has never been ranked lower than tenth and has been as high as third. How could one hope for better?

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby Cupidity » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:57 pm

We just had this thread.

GWU/Fordham...both got a 5 rank hit this year because they started averaging PT scores....GWU is really 20 or 21, Fordham is really 25 or 26. UF should also be higher, its starting salaries in the 80's make it look weak, but with COL in Florida....it's actually really good.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby colemf » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:02 pm

University of Houston.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby 09042014 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:04 pm

University of Chicago. Should be 5.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby im_blue » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:36 pm

Desert Fox wrote:University of Chicago. Should be 5.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby Tofu » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:40 pm


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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby woeisme » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:15 am

doinmybest wrote:Michigan


No, this is thread is asking for underranked schools, not overranked ones.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby flyhigh_ » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:18 pm

University of Houston Law Center.

Should be top 30

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby darknightbegins » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:55 pm

flyhigh_ wrote:University of Houston Law Center.

Should be top 30


I need some reasons for why Houston should be that high.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby fathergoose » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:16 pm

SMU barely top 50 rank but places like a T-30 school

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby dan55v » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:24 pm

I think Temple is underrated. They seem to do really well in Philly, which is a good legal market.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby CSKNJ » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:27 pm

In another thread several made the case that Rutgers has not made as blatant attempt to move up the rankings as other area schools, but possessed strong job prospects throughout NJ, Philadelphia, and New York combined with a solid teaching reputation. I'm not saying its a top 30 school, but it could be as good or better than higher ranked Brooklyn, Penn State, and Maryland especially when you factor in its affordability.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby nealric » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:44 pm

I need some reasons for why Houston should be that high.


Better placement than a lot of T1 schools- almost 30% NLJ250 placement during the boom. They've supposedly gotten the funding they need to get to T1 status.

Put it this way: Houston is the largest city in the U.S. without a T14 school. You do have UT, but they divide their placement between Austin, San Antoni, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Houston. What really holds Houston back is the awful facilities and the reputation of the undergrad institution.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby OneKnight » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:45 pm

Maryland

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby Blindmelon » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:49 pm

Cupidity wrote:We just had this thread.

GWU/Fordham...both got a 5 rank hit this year because they started averaging PT scores....GWU is really 20 or 21, Fordham is really 25 or 26. UF should also be higher, its starting salaries in the 80's make it look weak, but with COL in Florida....it's actually really good.


+1. I don't know about FL, but GW/Fordham/BC are underranked as is.

GW should swap with Emory, and Fordham should take BC's spot with BC bumping UMinnesota out of #20. Basically, #20 should be GW/BU/BC instead of the way it is now.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby sdv » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:52 pm

Vanderbilt. One of the few degrees that is truly portable anywhere in the country.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby flyhigh_ » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:02 pm

why Houston shoud be high?

Well of the top of my head here goes:

- national expertise in Energy law;
- top 3 research in Health law;
- top 10 in IP law;
- located in the 4th largest legal market;


Is this enough?

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby 09042014 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:43 pm

flyhigh_ wrote:why Houston shoud be high?

Well of the top of my head here goes:

- national expertise in Energy law;
- top 3 research in Health law;
- top 10 in IP law;
- located in the 4th largest legal market;


Is this enough?


No.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:50 pm

 

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:54 pm

In addition to the above schools:  , , and .

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby CSKNJ » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:56 pm

If you're set on Intellectual Property then Franklin Pierce Law center will probably serve you better than all but the T14.




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