T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

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T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby dcpolitico » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:54 am

This is a crosspost from Law School Admissions Forum.
T-14 ranked by 1L section size using most recent data from the LSAC Official Guide

  1. Yale 58
  2. Stanford University 60
  3. Northwestern University 65
  4. Duke University 68
  5. University of Virginia 72
  6. Harvard University 80
  7. University of Pennsylvania 85
  8. New York University 89
  9. University of California, Berkeley 90
  10. University of Michigan 91
  11. University of Chicago 93
  12. Columbia University 95
  13. Cornell University 99
  14. Georgetown University 117
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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby Ragged » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:56 am

Cross posting my question. What's good/bad about having big/small section size?

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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby SupraVln180 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:30 am

Ragged wrote:Cross posting my question. What's good/bad about having big/small section size?


I'm a 0L, but I would assume smaller section sizes are better for OCI. Bad side, would be that it is easier to be in the bottom 1/3.

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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby Bosque » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:32 am

I assume this is for class (not class of 20__, but rather the courses) sizes, not section sizes right? Because Duke sections are actually around 30ish in size. We just have classes with another section for all but one of our classes 1l year (my small section class was ConLaw, and was fantastic).
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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby Bosque » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:34 am

SupraVln180 wrote:
Ragged wrote:Cross posting my question. What's good/bad about having big/small section size?


I'm a 0L, but I would assume smaller section sizes are better for OCI. Bad side, would be that it is easier to be in the bottom 1/3.


Nonono. You are thinking about class size. Section size has to do with who you go to class with everyday. In general, smaller is always better, because it means more one on one time with professors, more accountability (keeps you working), and closer connections with your classmates.

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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby dcpolitico » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:42 am

Bosque wrote:Nonono. You are thinking about class size. Section size has to do with who you go to class with everyday. In general, smaller is always better, because it means more one on one time with professors, more accountability (keeps you working), and closer connections with your classmates.


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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby 09042014 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:51 am

Bosque wrote:
SupraVln180 wrote:
Ragged wrote:Cross posting my question. What's good/bad about having big/small section size?


I'm a 0L, but I would assume smaller section sizes are better for OCI. Bad side, would be that it is easier to be in the bottom 1/3.


Nonono. You are thinking about class size. Section size has to do with who you go to class with everyday. In general, smaller is always better, because it means more one on one time with professors, more accountability (keeps you working), and closer connections with your classmates.


A lot of schools class size = section size.

At my school I only have class with my section first semester. Legal writing is half my section.

Next semester we get two electives so obviously class size varies.

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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby mths » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:27 am

Cornell section size is 34.

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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby 5ky » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:37 am

I have a feeling half of those are wrong.

UVA sections are 30 each.

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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby dcpolitico » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:45 am

These numbers refer to average doctrinal class sizes. Did you only have 30 classmates in 1L Torts or Contracts?

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UVA reported 72 for regular 1L doctrinal sections and 31 for "other" sections.

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Cornell reported 99 for regular 1L doctrinal sections and 33 for "other" sections.

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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby MartianManhunter » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:27 am

Pretty sure Stanford's section size is 30 or so. The doctrinal classes are comprised of 2 sections each to reach about 60.

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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby TaipeiMort » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:31 am

Chicago's is around 33

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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:49 am

Michigan's are about 22-23 for our small sections, and our doctrinal classes are either in two or four section blocks.

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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby cavebat2000 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:59 am

Bosque wrote:I assume this is for class (not class of 20__, but rather the courses) sizes, not section sizes right? Because Duke sections are actually around 30ish in size. We just have classes with another section for all but one of our classes 1l year (my small section class was ConLaw, and was fantastic).


ORLY? Then we know each other. Uh oh.

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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:43 am

cavebat2000 wrote:
Bosque wrote:I assume this is for class (not class of 20__, but rather the courses) sizes, not section sizes right? Because Duke sections are actually around 30ish in size. We just have classes with another section for all but one of our classes 1l year (my small section class was ConLaw, and was fantastic).


ORLY? Then we know each other. Uh oh.


He's a 2L, broski. Wasn't in Blocher's class this year, but last year. Also, Siegel taught two Conlaw small sections this year.

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Re: T-14 Ranked by First-Year Section Size [crosspost]

Postby 20160810 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:27 am

Cross-posting is essentially spam, and it splits what could potentially be a useful discussion into 2 separate threads for no good reason. Don't do this.




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