cldplayts wrote:DNC routinely place as many or more students into big law than MBVP. Schools like BC, GWU and Fordham make Minnesota look like a TTT. IUB is a T30 school but places like a T2.
It's silly think that hiring partners are reading a two bit magazine to make hiring decisions. USNews exists to help mothers be proud of their son going to the T19th best regional undergrad that doesn't have a doctoral program.
Hah ok. Well I'm pretty convinced hiring partners don't do that. The BC GW Fordham vs. Minn is more of the exception than the rule though. I've followed firm hiring statistics over the years and they largely reflect US News rankings. Not saying there's causation, just saying that firm hiring stats and us news aren't telling much different stories.
I guess, most of all, I tend to automatically question people who totally deny us news ranking relevance, simply because US news rankings are so highly anticipated and widely referenced. The large amount of denial seems like a counter-attack more than an accurate assessment. The fact itself that there's such much denial seems to indicate US news aren't that meaningless. Maybe I'm wrong.
Both hiring and USNews are correlated to general reputation of a school. But that doesn't mean USnews is the the cause and reputation is the effect. It's the opposite.
The USNew is mostly: a poorly sampled reputation survey, the selectivity of a school, and a bunch of irrelevant factors. Including money spent per student is just stupid.
Usnews is an attempt to measure reputation. It doesn't create it.