Do specialty rankings matter?

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gregthomas77
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Do specialty rankings matter?

Postby gregthomas77 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:28 pm

I am interested primarily in trial advocacy, but the rankings at US news confuse me. The top three schools for TA are

1. Stetson
2. Temple
3. SOUTH TEXAS

I put in an app at South Texas, and I haven't heard back yet, but I could see getting in. Since I want to work in criminal law, how much weight should I (or others) give to these types of rankings versus a schools overall rankings?

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730
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Re: Do specialty rankings matter?

Postby 730 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:30 pm

No weight. Ignore them. Also, retake.

gregthomas77
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Re: Do specialty rankings matter?

Postby gregthomas77 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:32 pm

730 wrote:No weight. Ignore them. Also, retake.


Retake. I love it.

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gdane
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Re: Do specialty rankings matter?

Postby gdane » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:32 pm

http://www.top-law-schools.com/search-f ... kings#1074


730 wrote:Also, retake.

Youre not funny.

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NorCalBruin
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Re: Do specialty rankings matter?

Postby NorCalBruin » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:02 pm

Sadly, specialty rankings don't mean very much.

It's not his LSAT (161) that's hurting him too much... it's his GPA (2.75).

That said, I would retake. If you hit 161 on your first go, you could probably do better. I don't know how much you studied last time, but there is usually something you haven't tried yet that might improve your score.

You have 5 years WE and a graduate degree.

Retake.
Get a 170+.
ED to Northwestern.
Profit.

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dood
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Re: Do specialty rankings matter?

Postby dood » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:04 pm

no the only specialty ranking that matters is gw ip. hth bro.




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