What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

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friendlygrimace
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What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

Postby friendlygrimace » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:25 am

I'm looking for a publication that gives a breakdown of the programs at law schools. For example, I heard that U.S. news ranks schools by categories like contract law, environmental law, etc. What is the exact title/ISBN of this U.S. news publication and how can I get it? Are there other publications similar to US. News that I could consult?

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Re: What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:29 am

The best for all of these categories is Yale. Then Stanford and Harvard. Specialty rankings are worthless. Don't waste your money.

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Re: What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

Postby timbs4339 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:30 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:The best for all of these categories is Yale. Then Stanford and Harvard. Specialty rankings are worthless. Don't waste your money.


This.

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Re: What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

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Re: What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

Postby jkpolk » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:42 pm

Where can I find information about the nation's best international law programs???

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Re: What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

Postby srfngdd6 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:43 pm

polkij333 wrote:Where can I find information about the nation's best international law programs???



i hear case western is pretty good

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Re: What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

Postby Ludo! » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:46 pm

Law school doesn't work like this. You don't go to a school because of some specialized program because employers don't hire based on programs. The people who you want to hire you don't give a shit if Stetson has a great legal writing program or some bullshit, so neither should you.

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Re: What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

Postby friendlygrimace » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:21 pm

Is this true even for firms that specialize in a specific area of the law? Let's say a firm specializes in environmental law. Would I still be better off going to a higher ranked school (even if by only 2 or 3 rankings) rather than to a lower ranked school with a highly ranked environmental law program?

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Re: What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:29 pm

friendlygrimace wrote:Is this true even for firms that specialize in a specific area of the law? Let's say a firm specializes in environmental law. Would I still be better off going to a higher ranked school (even if by only 2 or 3 rankings) rather than to a lower ranked school with a highly ranked environmental law program?


1) You should never choose to attend a school just because it is ranked 2-3 spots higher by USNWR. Context (where you want to work, what you want to do, COA at each school) matters.

2) A law school "specialization" in a certain area is part of context, but really should be one of the least influential factors. Example: George Washington has a good reputation for IP law, but if you want to do IP law in New York then you are probably better off going to Fordham.

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Re: What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

Postby spleenworship » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:34 pm

timbs4339 wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:The best for all of these categories is Yale. Then Stanford and Harvard. Specialty rankings are worthless. Don't waste your money.


This.

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Re: What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

Postby FryBreadPower » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:35 pm

Why have their been so many of these threads lately?

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Re: What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

Postby stillwater » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:24 pm

Are you interested in bird law? How about space law? If so, even if not so, definitely check out Brennan's rankings. They have all the important information you need to make an informed decision about any specialty law or just law in general. Looking to defend the laws of physics against a federal indictment? Check out the specialty rankings to find out what schools make the best lawyers in practice! Arm yourself for the courtroom!

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Re: What publication gives rankings of individual programs?

Postby spleenworship » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:29 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Why have their been so many of these threads lately?


I think a new batch of undergrads just got Cs in Ochem and are considering law school.




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