Emerging T100 Law Schools

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Emerging T100 Law Schools

Postby balzern » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:17 am

Anyone want to comment on what schools are emerging with a lot of potential to climb the T100 rankings?

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Re: Emerging T100 Law Schools

Postby romothesavior » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:22 am

OP, the T100 is a completely arbitrary law school distinction. The only real employment different between a school in the 60s and a school in the 80s or even 100s is geographic difference. Don't concern yourself too much with the arbitrary T100 distinction.

That said, you also should be made aware that fluctuation is rampant in ther rankings, especially from about 30 on down. Schools will regularly shoot up and down and all around. Does that mean that they are better or worse from year to year? No it doesn't. It just means they moved around in the rankings, which again, are arbitrary and silly, especially outside of the top schools.

Go to a national school. If you cannot go to a national school, go to the best school or the school that offers the biggest scholarship in the region you most want to practice.

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Re: Emerging T100 Law Schools

Postby balzern » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:43 am

romothesavior wrote:OP, the T100 is a completely arbitrary law school distinction. The only real employment different between a school in the 60s and a school in the 80s or even 100s is geographic difference. Don't concern yourself too much with the arbitrary T100 distinction.

That said, you also should be made aware that fluctuation is rampant in ther rankings, especially from about 30 on down. Schools will regularly shoot up and down and all around. Does that mean that they are better or worse from year to year? No it doesn't. It just means they moved around in the rankings, which again, are arbitrary and silly, especially outside of the top schools.

Go to a national school. If you cannot go to a national school, go to the best school or the school that offers the biggest scholarship in the region you most want to practice.


Thanks a lot, you answered the questions I had been pondering for some time about rankings!

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Re: Emerging T100 Law Schools

Postby beach_terror » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:46 am

balzern wrote:Anyone want to comment on what schools are emerging with a lot of potential to climb the T100 rankings?


A school like Syracuse, that breaks in and out of the T100 isn't really "getting better". Like the above poster said, you have to take geographic strength into account. Although this may be disputed by some, a school that lies in a major legal market will be "better" than one that does not more often than not, as long as you aren't looking at the T14/T30. For instance, although Syracuse and Pitt are close in the rankings... Pitt is one of the top, if not the top, school for Pittsburgh. Syracuse on the other hand, is in nowhereville.. and attempts to feed into NYC... which is already saturated to all hell.

That said, I don't see a huge amount of "potential" in these schools. The pecking order is long established, it's not like all of a sudden a school like 'Cuse, Buffalo, etc are going to become powerhouses.

Sorry for the anti-Syracuse trolling, ex-gf is going there. Hope she ends up in the bottom of her class, can't find a legit job, and has to do doc review before crumbling under massive debt.

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Re: Emerging T100 Law Schools

Postby Interminable_Waiting » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:50 am

beach_terror wrote:
balzern wrote:Anyone want to comment on what schools are emerging with a lot of potential to climb the T100 rankings?


A school like Syracuse, that breaks in and out of the T100 isn't really "getting better". Like the above poster said, you have to take geographic strength into account. Although this may be disputed by some, a school that lies in a major legal market will be "better" than one that does not more often than not, as long as you aren't looking at the T14/T30. For instance, although Syracuse and Pitt are close in the rankings... Pitt is one of the top, if not the top, school for Pittsburgh. Syracuse on the other hand, is in nowhereville.. and attempts to feed into NYC... which is already saturated to all hell.

That said, I don't see a huge amount of "potential" in these schools. The pecking order is long established, it's not like all of a sudden a school like 'Cuse, Buffalo, etc are going to become powerhouses.

Sorry for the anti-Syracuse trolling, ex-gf is going there. Hope she ends up in the bottom of her class, can't find a legit job, and has to do doc review before crumbling under massive debt.


Glad to here it ended well.

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Re: Emerging T100 Law Schools

Postby romothesavior » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:23 am

beach_terror wrote:
balzern wrote:Anyone want to comment on what schools are emerging with a lot of potential to climb the T100 rankings?


A school like Syracuse, that breaks in and out of the T100 isn't really "getting better". Like the above poster said, you have to take geographic strength into account. Although this may be disputed by some, a school that lies in a major legal market will be "better" than one that does not more often than not, as long as you aren't looking at the T14/T30. For instance, although Syracuse and Pitt are close in the rankings... Pitt is one of the top, if not the top, school for Pittsburgh. Syracuse on the other hand, is in nowhereville.. and attempts to feed into NYC... which is already saturated to all hell.

That said, I don't see a huge amount of "potential" in these schools. The pecking order is long established, it's not like all of a sudden a school like 'Cuse, Buffalo, etc are going to become powerhouses.

Sorry for the anti-Syracuse trolling, ex-gf is going there. Hope she ends up in the bottom of her class, can't find a legit job, and has to do doc review before crumbling under massive debt.


Nice. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who hates my ex.

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Re: Emerging T100 Law Schools

Postby irish017 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:18 pm

beach_terror wrote:
balzern wrote:Anyone want to comment on what schools are emerging with a lot of potential to climb the T100 rankings?


A school like Syracuse, that breaks in and out of the T100 isn't really "getting better". Like the above poster said, you have to take geographic strength into account. Although this may be disputed by some, a school that lies in a major legal market will be "better" than one that does not more often than not, as long as you aren't looking at the T14/T30. For instance, although Syracuse and Pitt are close in the rankings... Pitt is one of the top, if not the top, school for Pittsburgh. Syracuse on the other hand, is in nowhereville.. and attempts to feed into NYC... which is already saturated to all hell.

That said, I don't see a huge amount of "potential" in these schools. The pecking order is long established, it's not like all of a sudden a school like 'Cuse, Buffalo, etc are going to become powerhouses.

Sorry for the anti-Syracuse trolling, ex-gf is going there. Hope she ends up in the bottom of her class, can't find a legit job, and has to do doc review before crumbling under massive debt.

She hot? I'm going to Cuse.




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