Bronte wrote:Penn does well on the NLJ survey. But is it enough to say Penn is in another league from other lower T14s? On every one of those except 2006, Penn is either below another lower T14 or within 5 percentage points of another lower T14. Further, Cornell and Northwestern are also often at the top of the chart.
By that criteria no school is distinguishable from the lower T14. Sure every other T14 finished near or above Penn in at least one year, but what sets Penn apart is its consistency in finishing near the top of those rankings every year. That's why risk averse law students are all over the nuts of Penn (and to a lesser extent Northwestern.) 2011 was just an extension of what we'd been seeing since 2005.