LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS & RATINGS by CanadianWolf

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LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS & RATINGS by CanadianWolf

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:44 pm

NEW 2011 LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS April 18, 2010

Below is a list of the rankings & ratings of the top 48 law schools when combining the most recent (2011) USNews ratings (not rankings) with the National Law Journal February 22, 2010 law placement rankings (as ratings are not applicable):

1) Stanford 141
2) Columbia 140
3) Harvard 137
4) Chicago 135
5) Yale 133
6) Northwestern 132
7) NYU 130
8) Michigan 129
8) Penn 129
8) Virginia 129
11) UCal-Berkeley 127
12) Duke 123

13) Cornell 115
13) Georgetown 115
15) Vanderbilt 114
16) Texas 111
17) UCLA 110
18) USC 107

19) GWU 99
20) Boston Univ. 98
21) WashUStL 97
22) Boston College 95
22) Notre Dame 95
24) Illinois 94
25) Emory 92
26) Fordham 91

27) Wisconsin 87
28) Iowa 85
28) Wm. & Mary 85
30) Minnesota 83
31) Wake Forest 80
31) Univ. Washington 80
33) SMU 78
34) Wash. & Lee 77
35) BYU 76
36) UC-Davis 75
37) Yeshiva 74
38) Ohio State 72
39) Georgia 70
40) UC-Hastings 68
41) UNC 66
42) Univ. Houston 64
42) Univ. Arizona 64
44) American 61
45) Villanova 59
46) Maryland 57
47) Temple 55
48) Loyola-Chicago 50

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Re: LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS & RATINGS by CanadianWolf

Postby D. H2Oman » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:47 pm

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Re: LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS & RATINGS by CanadianWolf

Postby GeePee » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:48 pm

It would be pretty difficult for a ranking system to have less meaning.

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Postby miamiman » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:48 pm

Thanks

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Postby KibblesAndVick » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:49 pm

Yale is a school in decline.

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Re: LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS & RATINGS by CanadianWolf

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:49 pm

GeePee wrote:It would be pretty difficult for a ranking system to have less meaning.

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Re: LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS & RATINGS by CanadianWolf

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:55 pm

The methodology is simple: Add the total overall score of the current USNews ratings to the inverse position of the National Law Journal rankings. Columbia, therefore, would equal 91 & 49 = 140.
The purpose of this rating & ranking system is to minimize opinion input which comprises a large part of the USNews ratings & adding in actual employment results by law school for the largest 250 firms. The peer assessment scores in USNews are probably--we don't know for certain--favorable to federal judicial clerkship & academic placements so this is a balancing factor that more accurately reflects the current employment value of a degree from these law schools.

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Postby D. H2Oman » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:56 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:[strike]The methodology is simple: Add the total overall score of the current USNews ratings to the inverse position of the National Law Journal rankings. Columbia, therefore, would equal 91 & 49 = 140.
The purpose of this rating & ranking system is to minimize opinion input which comprises a large part of the USNews ratings & adding in actual employment results by law school for the largest 250 firms. The peer assessment scores in USNews are probably--we don't know for certain--favorable to federal judicial clerkship & academic placements so this is a balancing factor that more accurately reflects the current employment value of a degree from these law schools.[/strike]



No.

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Postby miamiman » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:58 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:[strike]The methodology is simple: Add the total overall score of the current USNews ratings to the inverse position of the National Law Journal rankings. Columbia, therefore, would equal 91 & 49 = 140.
The purpose of this rating & ranking system is to minimize opinion input which comprises a large part of the USNews ratings & adding in actual employment results by law school for the largest 250 firms. The peer assessment scores in USNews are probably--we don't know for certain--favorable to federal judicial clerkship & academic placements so this is a balancing factor that more accurately reflects the current employment value of a degree from these law schools.[/strike]



No.


Hahahahaha

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Postby tomhobbes » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:59 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:[strike]The methodology is simple: Add the total overall score of the current USNews ratings to the inverse position of the National Law Journal rankings. Columbia, therefore, would equal 91 & 49 = 140.
The purpose of this rating & ranking system is to minimize opinion input which comprises a large part of the USNews ratings & adding in actual employment results by law school for the largest 250 firms. The peer assessment scores in USNews are probably--we don't know for certain--favorable to federal judicial clerkship & academic placements so this is a balancing factor that more accurately reflects the current employment value of a degree from these law schools.[/strike]



No.


Isn't this a double negation, meaning that you're supporting him?

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Postby KibblesAndVick » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:10 pm

tomhobbes wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:[strike]The methodology is simple: Add the total overall score of the current USNews ratings to the inverse position of the National Law Journal rankings. Columbia, therefore, would equal 91 & 49 = 140.
The purpose of this rating & ranking system is to minimize opinion input which comprises a large part of the USNews ratings & adding in actual employment results by law school for the largest 250 firms. The peer assessment scores in USNews are probably--we don't know for certain--favorable to federal judicial clerkship & academic placements so this is a balancing factor that more accurately reflects the current employment value of a degree from these law schools.[/strike]



No.


Isn't this a double negation, meaning that you're supporting him?


You're forgetting that it's Opposite Day.

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Re: LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS & RATINGS by CanadianWolf

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:12 pm

This rating & ranking system is, obviously, only capable of evaluating the law schools ranked by the National Law Journal--typically 50-- and those law schools assigned numerical score totals by USNews for all rated categories, thus Howard University was not included in this rating & ranking system as it is a Tier Three USNews law school.
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Postby D. H2Oman » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:14 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:[strike]This rating & ranking system is, obviously, only capable of evaluating the law schools ranked by the National Law Journal--typically 50-- and those law schools assigned numerical score totals for all rated categories, thus Howard University was not included in this rating & ranking system as it is a Tier Three USNews law school.[/strike]



Yes.


(Better Tomhobbes?)

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Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:23 pm

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law was the only other law school left out in the original post in addition to Howard University. IIT Chicago-Kent ranked 49th with a rating of 46.
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Postby baboon309 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:32 pm

Wohooo! This is legit!!!! Both Tulane and IUB arent there!

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Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:50 pm

Tulane, Indiana Univ.- Bloomington, Alabama, Colorado, Utah & George Mason are USNews top 50 law schools that did not make the most recent National Law Journal "Go-To Law Schools" list (comprised of 50 top large law firm placement schools) based on placement at the top 250 largest law firms and, consequently, could not be included in this rating & ranking system for this year.

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Postby thickfreakness » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:57 pm

tomhobbes wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:[strike]The methodology is simple: Add the total overall score of the current USNews ratings to the inverse position of the National Law Journal rankings. Columbia, therefore, would equal 91 & 49 = 140.
The purpose of this rating & ranking system is to minimize opinion input which comprises a large part of the USNews ratings & adding in actual employment results by law school for the largest 250 firms. The peer assessment scores in USNews are probably--we don't know for certain--favorable to federal judicial clerkship & academic placements so this is a balancing factor that more accurately reflects the current employment value of a degree from these law schools.[/strike]



No.


Isn't this a double negation, meaning that you're supporting him?


tomhobbes wins this thread.

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Re: LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS & RATINGS by CanadianWolf

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:03 pm

The six (6) non-top 50 USNews law schools that did make the National Law Journal list of top 50 placement at the largest 250 law firms are: Howard University, the Univ. of Houston, Villanova, ITT Chicago-Kent, Temple & Loyola-Chicago.

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Postby Fancy Pants » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:50 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:The six (6) non-top 50 USNews law schools that did make the National Law Journal list of top 50 placement at the largest 250 law firms are: Howard University, the Univ. of Houston, Villanova, ITT Chicago-Kent, Temple & Loyola-Chicago.


Your persistance is cute.

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Re: LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS & RATINGS by CanadianWolf

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:20 am

Thank you. Just getting started though.

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Re: LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS & RATINGS by CanadianWolf

Postby holydonkey » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:22 am

Any ranking that doesn't include total number of library volumes is worthless.

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Re: LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS & RATINGS by CanadianWolf

Postby romothesavior » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:24 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Thank you. Just getting started though.


Any ranking that has Yale in 5th and Loyola-Chicago in 48th is a big fat "no."

Although I do appreciate what you're trying to do here.

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Postby Helmholtz » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:25 am

:?

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Re: LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS & RATINGS by CanadianWolf

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:34 am

Why does any ranking that has Yale fifth & any other school forty eighth disturb you?
Judging by your profile, you are much more intelligent than one who simply swallows everything USNews prints.
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Re: LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS & RATINGS by CanadianWolf

Postby Rand M. » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:36 am

romothesavior wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Thank you. Just getting started though.


Any ranking that has Yale in 5th and Loyola-Chicago in 48th is a big fat "no."

Although I do appreciate what you're trying to do here.


This is pretty close to how I feel about this. I never get tired of new ways to compare and rank the top schools, but as far as being worthwhile, this comes up well short.




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