smokeylarue wrote:Yeah, poor economy or not, its definitely interesting to me that Cornell, Northwestern, UVA, Berkeley and Penn seem to be doing than NYU in the last few years when TLS wisdom always talks T6 puts you in better shape, etc etc. Then again, I heard NYU killed it last OCI, would be nice to have the most recent results instead of looking at 2 year old data, but I guess this is what we have to go with.
First there is no T-6 so too constantly emphasize that as any sort of factor is just not very smart. Second, b/c of NYUs huge transfer class and huge class in general--they are bound to get hit harder in a bad economy and thus their overall percentage falls. You should not be thinking T-6 over Duke/Penn/NU whatever....You should think what you want to do with your law degree: Example:
You want LA Big Law:
The T-crap or event T-14 means absolutely nothing and the rankings should look more like this to you:
Stanford/HY (Always in any market)
Loyola and other regional LA schools
If you Want Chicago here are the rankings:
HYS (barely above)
NU/Chicago--(really no difference any way you look at it)
ND/UIUC/Chicago regional schools and if you are at bottom T-14 or Vandy with significant ties to Chi
So what you need to do is think about where you want to be, where you want to live, where and what you want to practice, and then decide....if you want LA or Chi then I would assume you have much better prospects or smarter options than NYU though you would love your made-up T-6 label....