Informative wrote:I don't think the drop is all that important either. GW fell 9 spots last year and is still going strong in placement stats, BC dropped 6 spots and is still going strong in placement stats, etc. Due to a lot of factors, one of them being location in major markets, these three schools will always be some of the best non-T14 schools to attend. I would venture to say that if you don't get into a T14 but want Biglaw, you should look at BC, GW, Fordham, USC/UCLA and probably Vandy (for Atlanta which does have a few vault100 offices).
BC actually dropped to 28 from 26. As for Fordham/BC etc, other schools are just becoming more competitive at a faster rate - raising their LSAT median without having to take weak splitters.
I'm biased, but I think BC will have a tough time climbing back up given that BU/BCs assessment scores are the same, yet BU is harder to get into. Given BC used to have a slight edge assessment-wise, I wonder if this is going to hurt BC given that invariably the rankings will sway at least a few people to BU over BC. Long story short, you should include BU on that list.
/ Total tangent