Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby romothesavior » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:11 am

Overrated: Barry
Underrated: Nova

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby introversional » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:45 pm

Under: ND
Over: IU

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby ColtsFan88 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:02 pm

introversional wrote:Under: ND
Over: IU


Truth. I personally like both schools (Hoosier, IU UG) but the fact that these schools are both 23rd is laughable. Kinda shows how useless the rankings are when you are looking at schools close to each other.

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby Jah'rakal » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:17 pm

isn't davis kinda of overrated, while southwestern is a little underrated

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby FeelTheHeat » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:31 pm

romothesavior wrote:Overrated: Barry
Underrated: Nova


Disafuckinggree. Barry's international and space law programs are steller

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby Eco » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:20 pm

Over: GW
Under: Fordham

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby Gail » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:20 am

FeelTheHeat wrote:What is with people who have devito in their tars being shitty posters


too many reruns of taxi. and deck the halls. god i love deck the halls.


but really. hang them all.

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:22 am

Jah'rakal wrote:isn't davis kinda of overrated, while southwestern is a little underrated

Southwestern is a shithole and deserves whatever low ranking it has now.

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby Gail » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:31 am

romothesavior wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:What is with people who have devito in their tars being shitty posters

Larry David too.



why, whatever could you mean, dear sir?

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby super6 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:51 pm

TaipeiMort wrote:Underrated: byu, Notre Dame, Texas.

Overrated: Emory, WashU, Indiana, Illinois, Berkeley.


Agree. Indiana is definitely crashing when the money dries up. I's also add Northwestern to the overrated list, I think they'll lose a rank within the next 2 years.

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:58 pm

super6 wrote:
TaipeiMort wrote:Underrated: byu, Notre Dame, Texas.

Overrated: Emory, WashU, Indiana, Illinois, Berkeley.


Agree. Indiana is definitely crashing when the money dries up. I's also add Northwestern to the overrated list, I think they'll lose a rank within the next 2 years.


Why do you say this about NU? I ask because I'm curious but also because there is a healthy contingent of NU students on here. I can imagine a few will have a problem with this claim if left unsubstantiated.

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby Jah'rakal » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:12 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
Jah'rakal wrote:isn't davis kinda of overrated, while southwestern is a little underrated

Southwestern is a shithole and deserves whatever low ranking it has now.


naonao don't talk trash abt my school

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby super6 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:30 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:
super6 wrote:
TaipeiMort wrote:Underrated: byu, Notre Dame, Texas.

Overrated: Emory, WashU, Indiana, Illinois, Berkeley.


Agree. Indiana is definitely crashing when the money dries up. I's also add Northwestern to the overrated list, I think they'll lose a rank within the next 2 years.


Why do you say this about NU? I ask because I'm curious but also because there is a healthy contingent of NU students on here. I can imagine a few will have a problem with this claim if left unsubstantiated.

I think the NU early admission program hurts their numbers. Combine that with the cost of attendance and the fact that Cornell out-employs them and I think we'll see Cornell overtake NU within 2 years.

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby romothesavior » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:38 am

super6 wrote:I think the NU early admission program hurts their numbers. Combine that with the cost of attendance and the fact that Cornell out-employs them and I think we'll see Cornell overtake NU within 2 years.

Lots of assumptions and baseless conjecture here (but hey, its TLS). Are you basing this off the NLJ numbers? You do realize that NU was number one on that list two years ago?

The NLJ list is great, but it is not infallible. There are factors unaccounted for and some natural variations (and Chicago sucks right now, so that's big too).

Drawing conclusions about the trajectory of a school or predicting the future rankings is often a fruitless endeavor, especially when you are using tiny snapshots in time to do it.

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby Larry David » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:49 am

romothesavior wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:What is with people who have devito in their tars being shitty posters

Larry David too.


Eat my dirty old cunt fuck face

PS its the truth your avatar looks like a skeevy 80s gay porn actor

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby westinghouse60 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:59 am

AreJay711 wrote:I know the conversation has moved away from this but going by the school that sends most people to biglaw is probably a bad idea. Going to your state flagship with in-state tuition is probably better than anything but the top 14 top 6 HYS. Biglaw probably isn't what you really want to do -- except for the necessity of paying off 200K in loans part and in some instances the schools aren't any better in reputation, networking, or overall employment but are just in a part of the country with more large firms around.


I've thought about this a lot, as right now I'm weighing T14s vs my in state flagship school (UNC), but it seems there's so little data on employment prospects at most good local flagship schools. UNC has an amazing reputation here, but there's hardly any data on where their graduates go (based off of LST at least), and it seems like that's the case for a lot of other in flagship in state schools. True, I could graduate with less than 100k debt, but I really don't know what post grad employment looks like, and at least with a T14, I feel like I know what I'm getting into. Any thoughts?

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby murray18 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:21 am

westinghouse60 wrote:I've thought about this a lot, as right now I'm weighing T14s vs my in state flagship school (UNC), but it seems there's so little data on employment prospects at most good local flagship schools. UNC has an amazing reputation here, but there's hardly any data on where their graduates go (based off of LST at least), and it seems like that's the case for a lot of other in flagship in state schools. True, I could graduate with less than 100k debt, but I really don't know what post grad employment looks like, and at least with a T14, I feel like I know what I'm getting into. Any thoughts?


It seems to me that unless you're interested in working in an extremely competitive market (i.e. NYC, Boston, etc...), or unless your instate flagship happens to be in the middle of a T14 market, you should seriously consider following the $$. I feel like UNC is a tough call, because I would be concerned about having to compete with Duke and Wake Forest grads for jobs, but then again I'm not familiar with the NC job market.

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby super6 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:01 pm

westinghouse60 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:I know the conversation has moved away from this but going by the school that sends most people to biglaw is probably a bad idea. Going to your state flagship with in-state tuition is probably better than anything but the top 14 top 6 HYS. Biglaw probably isn't what you really want to do -- except for the necessity of paying off 200K in loans part and in some instances the schools aren't any better in reputation, networking, or overall employment but are just in a part of the country with more large firms around.


I've thought about this a lot, as right now I'm weighing T14s vs my in state flagship school (UNC), but it seems there's so little data on employment prospects at most good local flagship schools. UNC has an amazing reputation here, but there's hardly any data on where their graduates go (based off of LST at least), and it seems like that's the case for a lot of other in flagship in state schools. True, I could graduate with less than 100k debt, but I really don't know what post grad employment looks like, and at least with a T14, I feel like I know what I'm getting into. Any thoughts?


If you're in at a T14 then UNC shouldn't just be less than 100k, it should be free. What are your numbers?

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby romothesavior » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:06 pm

Larry David wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:What is with people who have devito in their tars being shitty posters

Larry David too.


Eat my dirty old cunt fuck face

PS its the truth your avatar looks like a skeevy 80s gay porn actor

I was referring to a poster named sirytcham or something. I have never even heard of you, so I have no idea of you are a shitty poster or not. Appears that you are.

Also, thanks for the compliment.

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby Zazelmaf » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:34 pm

Overrated: Yale
Underrated: Stanford
VASTLY Underrated: St. John's
SUPER MEGA ULTRA INFINITY TIMES INFINITY VASTLY Underrated: Western New England

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby john1990 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:01 pm

WSJ_Law wrote:GWU Fordham Emory are overrattted


I would say the exact opposite, these schools are underrated.

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby jackson117 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:34 pm

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby gavinstevens » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:31 pm

super6 wrote:
TaipeiMort wrote:Underrated: byu, Notre Dame, Texas.

Overrated: Emory, WashU, Indiana, Illinois, Berkeley.


I get the impression that all of those underrated schools have strong alumni networks. I'd add Boston College.

Couldn't speak to the overrated schools except Emory, and Emory gets the shit kicked out of it on this board.

@Jackson117: Not at all. Unless maybe you're weighing GWU v. BU and you're an IP guy (GWU has a really strong IP program). It's only relevant when it's a close call like that. Do not take GWU over GULC because you're an IP guy for example.

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby Jah'rakal » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:47 pm

i think american is underrated, constantly bashed on here, chapman is also underrated, should be at least bottom of tier 2 instead of tier 3

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Re: Any Law Schools UNDER/OVERrated???

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:00 pm

Jah'rakal wrote:i think american is underrated, constantly bashed on here, chapman is also underrated, should be at least bottom of tier 2 instead of tier 3

Let's not pretend there's any important difference between bottom TT and TTT.




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