chimp wrote:PhiAlphaFLBeta wrote:Only way I can see the rankings being relevant in any way is that we (0Ls) take them so seriously that we'll choose where we apply and enroll based on the USNews ranks. This affects the quality of students that school can recruit, which in theory would improve the quality of the graduates from that school. Long term, rankings could indirectly alter how law firms view schools.
Best advice I ever received was from a retired CT appellate court judge who told me to go where I can get the best legal education for the least amount of money regardless of rank.
That's actually pretty misleading/shitty advice.
Why? He was telling me to avoid spending 150k on a TT private school when I can spend 60k and get a good legal education from a TTT state school. Seems like good advice to me.