romothesavior wrote:Mcduff, serious question: can you read?
You should consider my post of above and reevaluate the dumb stuff you say on here.
I wasn't going to respond to you because it was obvious from your post that you had no intention of debating anything. You had mis-interpetted (perhaps purposely) the record and were now just lobbying for TLS points. I'm married, work, school-- 18k posts is not something I'll ever achieve, though I do like TLS. Sorry if I can't always go tick-for-tack with you; I hope you know that I'd love to if only I had the time.
As a favor to you, however, I shall respond. Also yes I can read. Thank you for asking.
romothesavior wrote:when everyone calls out out for stupid comments, you project the blame onto TLS instead of thinking "Hmm, maybe what I just said was kind of dumb." No matter how many people disagree with you, we must all be wrong and indoctrinated in the "group think" and you're in the right and see the light.
This was a really effective way to argue in high school. Here, "everyone" was like 4 internet people, but yeah, I've seen that form of argument before. I see you.
The initial question was whether there is a discernible difference between a school ranked 49 and 51.
Yup. There is one. OP didn't ask about employment. Just asked if there was a difference. I said there wasn't a difference in employment, schools are regional, but there was a difference. You left out the last part. Look man, you and I are barking up the same tree.. I just think telling people how it "ought" to be can damage your credibility if you don't make it clear to the audience what you are doing. TLS is filled with these absolutes from the collective wisdom of the mega-posters. A lot of people don't do well with absolutes, so I tone it down. I don't think adding nuances waters down the truth; it lends it credibility. As to the alleged bias on my part that I was accused of by that other poster with the horribly annoying Tar and name, that is just dumb. Not only is that a worthless argument because you'll never get your opponent to agree to bias, it is just non-sensical based on how I post on this website. I have stated time and time again that CU is a peer school with KU, Texas Tech, Wyoming, you name it. (yet another example of someone quick to assume..)
romothesavior wrote:And then you come in here proclaiming how wrong we all are about this because the deans at XYZ Tier 2 school want to be in the Tier 1?
At this point I don't even think you're trying. Not even close to what I said. I can see how mis-stating what I said benefits your 356th online argument on TLS, but that's the extent of it.
romothesavior wrote:I really think you enjoy being a contrarian to "stick it to the TLS man," which is a really annoying and unnecessary schtick.
TLS is both a great resource and a mindless echo chamber. I'm just trying to keep in real romo. I think the 0Ls can handle it.
Finally, just to show solidarity with myself and to re-inforce that none of this has in any way shifted my opinion, I'll repost my initial post from the thread. Please enjoy:
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:Is there honestly a difference between #49 and #51? Yes. That is why law schools from #51 to #70 desperately want to move into the T1. Should there be a difference between #49 and #51? No, which is why you are getting all this feedback from TLS. These schools are regional-- you should generally only go to the #49 school if you want to work in that region, same with #51, and, in this years rankings, even #20. (Washington)
To an extent TLS is telling you how it should be though, not how it is. There are still many lawyers who would look at a out of state resume and be somewhat neutral about Wisconsin, because they looked the school up and noticed it was T1, whereas they might feel somewhat negatively about an out of state resume from U. of Tenn., because it was not T1. Now, this is misleading, because really neither candidate here would be likely to get the job. But to say that employers don't ever look at USNEWS would be incorrect.