Rank schools in the order you would go to them

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99.9luft
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Re: Rank schools in the order you would go to them

Postby 99.9luft » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:48 am

1. Harvard
2. Stanford
3. NYU
4. Columbia
5. Berkeley
6. UCLA
7. Gtown
8. Yale

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Re: Rank schools in the order you would go to them

Postby Curry » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:51 am

atresia wrote:
curryinaninstant wrote:Thanks. I'm pretty sure I know what Nashville is like, seeing as I've visited many times. I have other reasons to not want to live there...

Why? I'm from there, so I'm curious... and slightly offended. :P


Not a fan of the culture, not a fan of the city, too far away from anyone I know, no desire to work in the south (although Vandy doesn't limit this, it is harder than other schools to break out)/

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Postby ATR » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:08 am

curryinaninstant wrote:Not a fan of the culture, not a fan of the city, too far away from anyone I know, no desire to work in the south (although Vandy doesn't limit this, it is harder than other schools to break out)/

Fair enough. Different strokes.

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Re: Rank schools in the order you would go to them

Postby Bosque » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:11 am

I'll bite. Remember of course that this is not a measure of the schools independent worth, just the appeal to me.

Stanford
Duke
Michigan
Berkeley
UVA
UCLA/USC
GW
Texas

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Postby quidestveritas » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:11 pm

T8 in order won't apply won't get in.
Duke
UVA
Cornell
Georgetown
Mich
GW
BU
BC
Fordham
Northeastern
American
I'm gay

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Postby TLSNYC » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:17 pm

1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Columbia
4. NYU
5. Penn
6. Stanford
7. Chicago
8. All the rest

This reflects my east coast bias, although I should note that this could all change depending on money, etc.

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Postby DeeCee » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:29 pm

My top choices, laid out by preference:

1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Columbia
4. NYU
4. Penn
5. Dook (UNC preferred, but it's not a top 20)
6. UVA
7. Cornell
8. Northwestern
9. Chicago
10. Michigan
11. Berkeley
12. Stanford
13. UCLA
14. Vanderbilt
15. Georgetown

Of course I won't be getting in to almost all of these so who am I kidding.....

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Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:32 pm

DCLaw11 wrote:My top choices, laid out by preference:

1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Columbia
4. NYU
4. Penn
5. Dook (UNC preferred, but it's not a top 20)
6. UVA
7. Cornell
8. Northwestern
9. Chicago
10. Michigan
11. Berkeley
12. Stanford
13. UCLA
14. Vanderbilt
15. Georgetown

Of course I won't be getting in to almost all of these so who am I kidding.....


Berkeley over Stanford, why?

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Postby ImpatientlyWaiting » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:33 pm

1. Harvard
2. Georgetown
3. NYU
4. Virginia
5. Texas
6. Michigan
7. Northwestern
8. Columbia
9. Yale
10. George Washington
11. Minnesota
12. Thomas M. Cooley Law School
13. Fordham
14. UCLA
15. American
16. UPenn
17. UC Hastings
18. Stanford
19. Maryland
20. UC Berkeley

I read somewhere that these are the best law schools, in order.

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Postby DeeCee » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:36 pm

Really they could tie, since I am not that interested in attending school in Cali as my family all lives in the southeast and I want to stay relatively close. But I like Berkeley's left leanings.

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Postby DeeCee » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:38 pm

ImpatientlyWaiting wrote:1. Harvard
2. Georgetown
3. NYU
4. Virginia
5. Texas
6. Michigan
7. Northwestern
8. Columbia
9. Yale
10. George Washington
11. Minnesota
12. Thomas M. Cooley Law School
13. Fordham
14. UCLA
15. American
16. UPenn
17. UC Hastings
18. Stanford
19. Maryland
20. UC Berkeley

I read somewhere that these are the best law schools, in order.


LMAO......perhaps the Cooley website?

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Postby cornellbeez » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:18 pm

I'm a 2L. When I was applying 2 years ago:

1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Stanford
4. Columbia
5. Chicago
6. NYU, Penn
8. Michigan
9. Virginia, Berkeley
11. Cornell
12. Duke
13. Northwestern
14. Georgetown
15. UCLA

That's it. Now, I wouldn't attend Georgetown or UCLA (or anything ranked lower than that), I would attend NYU, and possibly other schools ranked below Chicago, over Chicago, Berkeley would move down due to poor biglaw prospects, and my "preference" would be determined by scholarship money, except Northwestern would still be my last choice because I had no work experience and you compete against your classmates during screening interviews. I'd also try to avoid schools that force you to take 5 classes a semester (including LRW), which I believe include Penn and Northwestern.

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Postby unc0mm0n1 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:57 pm

If I had to just make a list off the top of my head. (subject to change a million times).

Harvard
Stanford
Yale
Berkeley
Michigan/NYU
Penn
Columbia
UCLA
Virginia/Texas
Rest of T14

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Postby xcountryjunkie » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:13 pm

1. Stanford
2. Harvard
3. Columbia
4. Chicago
5. Yale
6. Georgetown (<-- Attending)
7. Duke
8. Berkeley
9. Virginia
10. Michigan
11. Northwestern
12. NYU
13. Penn
14. USC
15. Vanderbilt
16. UCLA
17. GW
18. Cornell

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Postby ohyouknow » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:29 pm

1. Yale (not applying)
2. Stanford (probably not applying)
3. Harvard
4. NYU/Chicago
6. Columbia
7. Michigan/Berkeley/Penn/NWern
11. Gtown
12. WUSTL

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Re: Rank schools in the order you would go to them

Postby Fred_McGriff » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:36 pm

Wacky, but I like what I like. I'll be at a school from 6 - 9 on my list next year.

1. UVA
2. Harvard
3. Vanderbilt
4. Texas
5. UNC
6. Georgia
7. William & Mary
8. Tulane
9. Wake Forest
10. Tennessee

Tied for the next 10 are: Florida, Florida State, Miami, Alabama, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Colorado, Kentucky, Richmond, W&L

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Re: Rank schools in the order you would go to them

Postby Justathought » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:23 pm

1. Stanford
2. Hawaii
3. Miami
4. Pepperdine
5. USD
6. UCLA
7. USC
8. Berkeley
9. Loyola - LA
10. Stetson
11. Southwestern
12. ASU
13. Arizona
14. Thomas Jefferson

What? Don't look at me like that, its been a long winter!

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Re: Rank schools in the order you would go to them

Postby redsoxfan2495 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:39 pm

I'll just do the T14:

2. Harvard
1. Yale
4. Columbia
3. Stanford
6. NYU
5. Chicago
7. Penn
13. Cornell
9. Michigan
7. Berkeley
14. Georgetown
11. Duke
10. Virginia
11. Northwestern

Strong east coast bias.

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Re: Rank schools in the order you would go to them

Postby Blindmelon » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:29 pm

Yale
Stanford
Harvard
Columbia
Chicago
NYU
Michigan
Penn
Virginia
Cornell
Boalt
Duke
Georgetown
Northwestern
BU
BC
GW
Vand
UCLA
UT
/thats it

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Re: Rank schools in the order you would go to them

Postby Zabini » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:29 am

Yale
Stanford
Harvard
Boalt
Duke
Michigan
Columbia
UCLA
Penn
NYU
GULC
UVA
USC
UT
Vandy
GW
Chicago
WUSTL
Cornell
NU

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Re: Rank schools in the order you would go to them

Postby fltanglab » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:34 am

1. Harvard
2. Columbia
3. Yale
4. Chicago
5. Stanford
6. Michigan
7. Berkeley
8. UPenn
9. NYU
10. UCLA
12. Cornell
13. Georgetown
14. WUSTL
15. GWU
16. Washington
17. Maryland
18. Illinois

Would like to end up on the east coast, but fell in love with Chicago.

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Re: Rank schools in the order you would go to them

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:41 am

I won't do the entire T14 or anything like that but.

1. Harvard
2. Columbia
3. Stanford
4. Yale (I'm not a big fan of the place LOL, but I figure anything lower is irrational)
5. Chicago/NYU/Michigan
6. Georgetown

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Postby Cupidity » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:53 am

1. Harvard
2. BU
3. BC


Gotta love the hub.

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Re: Rank schools in the order you would go to them

Postby JohnMKeynes » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:28 am

1. Harvard
2. Columbia

3. Stanford
4. Yale
5. NYU
6. USC
7. Chicago
8. Berkeley
9. UCLA
10. Penn
11. Cornell
12. Texas
13. Northwestern
14. Georgetown
15. Michigan
16. Duke
17. Virginia
18. Washington
19. George Washington
20. Vanderbilt

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Re: Rank schools in the order you would go to them

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:05 am

BruceWayne wrote:
Unemployed wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:1. Yale
2. Stanford/Harvard
3. Columbia (because of the awesome LRAP)
4. All of the rest of the top 14 schools with P/F LRW
5. Chicago
6. Duke
7. Really afraid to go to any other law school without a huge scholarship......


I know next to nothing about Columbia's LRAP (as opposed to NYU's), but #4 is super-credited.


Basically it's the LRAP closest to HYS. It's downright gold if you land a government job paying over 60K ( it's the only non HYS LRAP that covers government jobs with good salaries).


...American's does.




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