Schools that are actually better than their rank

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby neskerdoo » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:11 pm

one of the worst threads yet conceived.

and please do not bother wasting a post trying to explain to me why it isn't; I will simply think you an imbecile

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby Veyron » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:11 pm

nealric wrote:
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.


ITT, we imagine L.A. away (if only you could do it with da traffic).

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:29 pm

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


/facepalm

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby nealric » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:34 pm

ITT, we imagine L.A. away (if only you could do it with da traffic).


I meant a T20 school. Doh!

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby CSKNJ » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:37 pm

facepalm

There rated top 5 in IP by US News and I read on Princeton Review that their average starting salary is 85K.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby nealric » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:38 pm

There rated top 5 in IP by US News and I read on Princeton Review that their average starting salary is 85


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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby prezidentv8 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:42 pm

nealric wrote:
There rated top 5 in IP by US News and I read on Princeton Review that their average starting salary is 85


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One for grammar, one for blind faith?

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby A'nold » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:44 pm

Rutgers-N, Houston, Temple, UW-Seattle, Tulane, Hastings, University of Oregon (I don't care what anyone says, it is better than L&C), William Mitchell, Ole Miss, UConn.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:51 pm

CSKNJ wrote:
facepalm

There rated top 5 in IP by US News and I read on Princeton Review that their average starting salary is 85K.


. . .

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby GradPath2011 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:56 pm

Pepperdine

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby cutiewiddlebebe » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:57 pm

neskerdoo wrote:one of the worst threads yet conceived.

and please do not bother wasting a post trying to explain to me why it isn't; I will simply think you an imbecile

why so serious lol

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby Flanker1067 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:58 pm

neskerdoo wrote:one of the worst threads yet conceived.

and please do not bother wasting a post trying to explain to me why it isn't; I will simply think you an imbecile


Haha, this thread is so close to making sense though. If only the OP had said something like "schools that place into biglaw better then their rank suggests", then this thread would only be redundant and not completely ridiculous.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby SeiferD » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:13 am

Colorado

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby fenderjsm88 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:20 am

GradPath2011 wrote:Pepperdine


Explain, please. I have a pretty good scholarship offer from them so I've been frantically trying to gather information about their placement/reputation in SoCal. From what I've read, it seems that Loyola LA has them beat in terms of regional placement and reputation.

You can PM me if you prefer.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby darknightbegins » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:31 am

nealric wrote:
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.


UT defintely has them beat for rep in the state of Texas and SMU rivals Houston for rep in the state, although the sticker at SMU is ridiculous.

I'd like to see what the NLJ250 placement is now, after the boom.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby darknightbegins » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:34 am

A'nold wrote:Rutgers-N, Houston, Temple, UW-Seattle, Tulane, Hastings, University of Oregon (I don't care what anyone says, it is better than L&C), William Mitchell, Ole Miss, UConn.


Ole Miss? The fuck? I need some explanation on how that is a powerhouse law school in the South. I'll agree with you on Tulane. You got to explain to me how Rutgers and Seattle fit in there.

And I always thought UConn was held in pretty high regard. Just UConn has Ivy League powerhouses right in their region so maybe they get overshadowed a bit.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby deadpanic » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:37 am

darknightbegins wrote:
A'nold wrote:Rutgers-N, Houston, Temple, UW-Seattle, Tulane, Hastings, University of Oregon (I don't care what anyone says, it is better than L&C), William Mitchell, Ole Miss, UConn.


Ole Miss? The fuck? I need some explanation on how that is a powerhouse law school in the South. I'll agree with you on Tulane. You got to explain to me how Rutgers and Seattle fit in there.


He is not saying it is a powerhouse law school, it isn't. But like most every other SEC state school, it is the best public school in its state, and it technically places out of state (Memphis); so it is arguably better than its TTT ranking would suggest.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby holydonkey » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:52 am

Hegelianism

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby Rand M. » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:11 pm

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

TITCR

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby Fiyero » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:13 pm

OneKnight wrote:Maryland

What makes Maryland better than their rank? What rank would you put them at? Just curious since it's my state school.

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Re: Schools that are actually better than their rank

Postby darknightbegins » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:09 pm

deadpanic wrote:
darknightbegins wrote:
A'nold wrote:Rutgers-N, Houston, Temple, UW-Seattle, Tulane, Hastings, University of Oregon (I don't care what anyone says, it is better than L&C), William Mitchell, Ole Miss, UConn.


Ole Miss? The fuck? I need some explanation on how that is a powerhouse law school in the South. I'll agree with you on Tulane. You got to explain to me how Rutgers and Seattle fit in there.


He is not saying it is a powerhouse law school, it isn't. But like most every other SEC state school, it is the best public school in its state, and it technically places out of state (Memphis); so it is arguably better than its TTT ranking would suggest.


Meh alright, if you want to say it has about as much pull as TT SEC schools I'd be comfortable with that. Its just located in Miss that puts it at TTT rank I think.




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