Recent Clerkship Data From US News (Link)

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scammedhard
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Re: Recent Clerkship Data From US News (Link)

Postby scammedhard » Fri May 06, 2011 5:43 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Whose main point ? As for your other question, we don't but at least one law school stated that it would be corrected with USNews. Better than complaining & making accusations without doing anything to verify.

The main point of Law Sauce and G. T. L. Rev.
Anyhow, I very much appreciate what you are doing. Thanks for calling. But I am still skeptical of the data because no one can truly know if what they are telling you or anyone else is accurate, right?

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Re: Recent Clerkship Data From US News (Link)

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri May 06, 2011 5:46 pm

When law schools overstate their Article III clerkship numbers, they have much to gain. When called & Article III clerkship is explained so as to not include certain federal positions & the law school rep. recalculates the percentage with a clear understanding that results in no advantage to that law school, then it is more plausible. Not a certainty, but administrative clerks can mistake a federal clerkship as an Article III position unless clearly defined.

I don't think that every error is intentional, although I suspect that some may be.

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Re: Recent Clerkship Data From US News (Link)

Postby scammedhard » Fri May 06, 2011 5:54 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:When law schools overstate their Article III clerkship numbers, they have much to gain. When called & Article III clerkship is explained so as to not include certain federal positions & the law school rep. recalculates the percentage with a clear understanding that results in no advantage to that law school, then it is more plausible. Not a certainty, but administrative clerks can mistake a federal clerkship as an Article III position unless clearly defined.

I don't think that every error is intentional, although I suspect that some may be.

Exactly. The data now is more plausible, but that does not mean that it is true and accurate.
I guess the issue/discrepancy is that you and others still trust the data from law schools, whether it is re-calculated or not. I don't trust their data because there is no way to verify if it's true or not. So, let me ask you, why do you still trust the data?

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Re: Recent Clerkship Data From US News (Link)

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri May 06, 2011 6:02 pm

If you seeking absolute truth, you may be entering the wrong profession.

Never stated that I trust the revisions 100%; however, I am more inclined to trust a revised number after clearly stating the criteria.
For what it may be worth, I also communicated with USNews about these concerns.

The world is not a perfect place; there's room for improvement without perfection or absolute certainty.

My concern with some other posts is that challenges are made without asserting any basis.

Regardless, this ranking is really looking good for Duke & Georgia ! (Although I haven't verified their numbers. :shock: )

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