whitman wrote:Yeah, why is there so much hate for Duke on TLS? And Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill is actually awesome.
I dunno if it's hate for Duke as much as it is trolling for Duke's peers. I'm just shooting in the dark here, but I suspect it has something do with Duke's GPA requirements. TLS seems to attract a lot of people who didn't do particularly well in undergrad, found TLS/some external motivation and did well on the LSAT, and ended up with a low-3 GPA and a 170+ LSAT. Duke generally won't take those students; UVA and NU will. So, especially among the MVPBDNC group, this leads to higher numbers of V and N.
When you couple this with the fact that Duke has a small class size, not a ton of people want to work in the south (for one reason or another, Duke still seems to be associated with southern placement), and Durham is certainly not for everyone, and you have disproportionately fewer Duke students relative to its peers.
But, as best as can be determined, MVPBDNC are still peers. There might be some argument that P is a little better (at least, with the current state of NYC relative to other markets), but they all have roughly equal placement.