2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

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2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby DeSimone » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:15 am

No momentous changes likely in the T14, so let's move right down to the fun part.

15. UCLA
16. Texas
16. Vanderbilt
18. USC
19. Minnesota
19. WUSTL
21. BU
21. Illinois
21. Emory
21. GWU
25. Notre Dame
26. BC
27. Indiana
28. W&M
28. Iowa
30. UGA
30. Fordham
30. UNC
30. Davis
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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby androstan » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:18 am

DeSimone wrote:No momentous changes likely in the T14, so let's move right down to the fun part.

15. UCLA
16. Texas
16. Vanderbilt
18. USC
19. Minnesota
19. WUSTL
21. BU
21. Illinois
21. Emory
24. Notre Dame
25. BC
26. Indiana
27. W&M
28. Iowa
29. UGA
30. Fordham
30. UNC
30. Davis


I'm pretty sure GW will be in there somewhere. Maybe tied with WUSTL, maybe tied with Emory/BU/Illinois.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby DeSimone » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:20 am

androstan wrote:
I'm pretty sure GW will be in there somewhere. Maybe tied with WUSTL, maybe tied with Emory/BU/Illinois.

my mistake. fixed.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby Verity » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:22 am

I don't get the point of these stupid threads. They seem to pop up every day - who cares?

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby FuManChusco » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:22 am

blatant Minn trolling

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby rman1201 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:34 am

15. UCLA
16. Vanderbilt
17. USC
18. BU
18. WUSTL
20. GULC
20. Illinois
20. GW
23. Emory
23. Minnesota
25. Notre Dame
26. BC
27. Indiana
28. W&M
29. Iowa
29. Fordham
31. UGA
31. UNC
31. Davis

This is over-done and irrelevant btw, just had to throw in my anti-GULC jab.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby tea_drinker » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:08 pm

FuManChusco wrote:blatant Minn trolling


I don't get the point of these stupid threads. They seem to pop up every day

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:23 pm

Doesn't USNWR tie down instead of up?

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby rman1201 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:25 pm

AreJay711 wrote:Doesn't USNWR tie down instead of up?


No.

(not trying to be an ass, just don't know what else to say, check out the rankings)

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:27 pm

rman1201 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:Doesn't USNWR tie down instead of up?


No.

(not trying to be an ass, just don't know what else to say, check out the rankings)

Idk why I always thought they did.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby dakatz » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:34 pm

AreJay711 wrote:
rman1201 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:Doesn't USNWR tie down instead of up?


No.

(not trying to be an ass, just don't know what else to say, check out the rankings)

Idk why I always thought they did.


It would be sort of odd if they did. Imagine three people running a race, and the 2nd and 3rd person tie. It would seem weird to say that they tied for 3rd place.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:38 pm

dakatz wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:
rman1201 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:Doesn't USNWR tie down instead of up?


No.

(not trying to be an ass, just don't know what else to say, check out the rankings)

Idk why I always thought they did.


It would be sort of odd if they did. Imagine three people running a race, and the 2nd and 3rd person tie. It would seem weird to say that they tied for 3rd place.


That would be awkward. Maybe I've never seen it anywhere and am just making shit up lol.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby dakatz » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:41 pm

Lol or perhaps we are just so used to the legal profession doing things in completely arbitrary and seemingly absurd ways. I mean, this is a profession where it matters whether or not you italicize a period. I wouldn't put it beyond them to think of an arbitrary rule with regard to tying downward when making a list.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby PomasThynchon » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:16 pm

I know there are a lot of elements in the rankings, some legitimate, some dubious, but I am still wondering why Minnesota and WUSTL are consistently ranked higher than BU/GW/UIUC/ND, etc. Especially Minnesota. I mean heck, I'm not knocking it, I applied there. Does the fact that unlike the schools immediately following them (except maybe Iowa) they don't have a T14-desirable main market they feed into? I know employment is just one aspect but I am genuinely curious.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby Lasers » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:31 pm

when do the new rankings typically get released?

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby rman1201 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:43 pm

Lasers wrote:when do the new rankings typically get released?


Mid april

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:44 pm

PomasThynchon wrote:I know there are a lot of elements in the rankings, some legitimate, some dubious, but I am still wondering why Minnesota and WUSTL are consistently ranked higher than BU/GW/UIUC/ND, etc. Especially Minnesota. I mean heck, I'm not knocking it, I applied there. Does the fact that unlike the schools immediately following them (except maybe Iowa) they don't have a T14-desirable main market they feed into? I know employment is just one aspect but I am genuinely curious.


Hurt their employment? It doesn't seem so, or if it does there it is only slightly. They are regional schools though so if you want to work in particular market it would be best tot choose that school.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby Pricer » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:09 pm

15. Cooley
16. SMU
17. Harvard
18. BYU
18. Whittier
20. Penn State
21. Florida State
22. Tulane
23. Loyola Chicago
24. John Marshall - Atlanta
24. Georgia State
26. Princeton
27. Golden State
28. Tennessee
28. Florida
28. Miami

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby graceful1 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:30 pm

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby ThomasMN » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:19 pm

Pricer wrote:15. Cooley
16. SMU
17. Harvard
18. BYU
18. Whittier
20. Penn State
21. Florida State
22. Tulane
23. Loyola Chicago
24. John Marshall - Atlanta
24. Georgia State
26. Princeton
27. Golden State
28. Tennessee
28. Florida
28. Miami


Blatant Cooley trolling.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby Pricer » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:08 pm

ThomasMN wrote:
Pricer wrote:15. Cooley
16. SMU
17. Harvard
18. BYU
18. Whittier
20. Penn State
21. Florida State
22. Tulane
23. Loyola Chicago
24. John Marshall - Atlanta
24. Georgia State
26. Princeton
27. Golden State
28. Tennessee
28. Florida
28. Miami


Blatant Cooley trolling.


Just proving that it doesn't really matter. In my mind, UGA wins. I'm in state, cheap tuition. I agree with most that rankings do not matter after #18, and I really don't think they matter after #11.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:13 pm

PomasThynchon wrote:I know there are a lot of elements in the rankings, some legitimate, some dubious.


This proposal could make admissions policies and reporting techniques REALLY fun: http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2011/02/california-bar.html

I'd personally love to see what these rankings would do to shake up the USNWR order.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:14 pm

graceful1 wrote:24. Georgia State
26. Princeton


Egregious Geargia State trolling.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

Postby PDaddy » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:15 pm

Pricer wrote:15. Cooley
16. SMU
17. Harvard
18. BYU
18. Whittier
20. Penn State
21. Florida State
22. Tulane
23. Loyola Chicago
24. John Marshall - Atlanta
24. Georgia State
26. Princeton
27. Golden State
28. Tennessee
28. Florida
28. Miami


Hey, don't joke about Miami and Tulane. Those are actually schools that could be argued top-30 or at least top-40. And we all know Harvard is the worst school in the country.

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Re: 2012 US News Predictions: Top 15-30

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