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T-14

Postby CR2012 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:07 pm

What is the genesis of this designation? It seems so arbitrary.

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Re: T-14

Postby fatduck » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:07 pm

the T stands for "top"

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Re: T-14

Postby CR2012 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:09 pm

fatduck wrote:the T stands for "top"


Certainly, but what I meant to convey was, why are the top 14 considered the most desirable? I feel like it could just as easily be T-15 or T-10.

No one ever asks you to list your 7 favorite movies. I just want to know why is it "14."

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Re: T-14

Postby holmesboy » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:12 pm

CR2012 wrote:
fatduck wrote:the T stands for "top"


Certainly, but what I meant to convey was, why are the top 14 considered the most desirable? I feel like it could just as easily be T-15 or T-10.

No one ever asks you to list your 7 favorite movies. I just want to know why is it "14."



People often ask me to list my 14 favorite movies.

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Re: T-14

Postby Sounder89 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:14 pm

The T14 are all schools that have been ranked in the top 10 of the USNWR at some point.

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Re: T-14

Postby iteachtenthgrade » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:16 pm

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Re: T-14

Postby Beercules » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:17 pm

What is the meaning of life, OP?

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Re: T-14

Postby alex.feuerman » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:18 pm

Beercules wrote:What is the meaning of life, OP?


+1

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Re: T-14

Postby icanbeohyes » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:19 pm

My understanding is that the top 14 is the top 14 because those schools have never (term used loosely) left the top 14 since the beginning of the USNWR rankings. Of course this would be irrelevant because USNWR rankings are worthless, but I also believe that they have historically been the most national and dominant in terms of job prospects for law students. And especially now in the failing legal market, they are revered in comparison to the abysmal employment prospects of any non t-14.
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Re: T-14

Postby TheThriller » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:19 pm

Blatant pro-gulc trolling in here.

OP its the T13

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Re: T-14

Postby CR2012 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:19 pm

Beercules wrote:What is the meaning of life, OP?


Life in general, or specifically, human life?

I'm currently en route to the gym, I will be sure to pontificate on this subject whilst I exercise.

Thanks for the responses everyone.

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Re: T-14

Postby BearState » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:23 pm

Beercules wrote:What is the meaning of life, OP?


T-42

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Re: T-14

Postby megagnarley » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:23 pm

CR2012 wrote:
Beercules wrote:What is the meaning of life, OP?


Life in general, or specifically, human life?

I'm currently en route to the gym, I will be sure to pontificate on this subject whilst I exercise.

Thanks for the responses everyone.


I'd rather consider before pontificating.

Hate to sound dogmatically unintelligible.

Then again, you didn't really mean pontificate now did you?

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Re: T-14

Postby CR2012 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:31 pm

megagnarley wrote:
CR2012 wrote:
Beercules wrote:What is the meaning of life, OP?


Life in general, or specifically, human life?

I'm currently en route to the gym, I will be sure to pontificate on this subject whilst I exercise.

Thanks for the responses everyone.


I'd rather consider before pontificating.

Hate to sound dogmatically unintelligible.

Then again, you didn't really mean pontificate now did you?


I did precisely as I said I would do. The rest of the plebeians at my gym were offended by the condescending tone and manner I employed while instructing them on life's meaning and purpose.

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Re: T-14

Postby elc414 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:36 pm

BearState wrote:
Beercules wrote:What is the meaning of life, OP?


T-42


+1

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Re: T-14

Postby megagnarley » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:02 pm

CR2012 wrote:
megagnarley wrote:
CR2012 wrote:
Beercules wrote:What is the meaning of life, OP?


Life in general, or specifically, human life?

I'm currently en route to the gym, I will be sure to pontificate on this subject whilst I exercise.

Thanks for the responses everyone.


I'd rather consider before pontificating.

Hate to sound dogmatically unintelligible.

Then again, you didn't really mean pontificate now did you?


I did precisely as I said I would do. The rest of the plebeians at my gym were offended by the condescending tone and manner I employed while instructing them on life's meaning and purpose.


Well done.

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Re: T-14

Postby BerkeleyBear » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:06 pm

CR2012 wrote:
megagnarley wrote:
CR2012 wrote:
Beercules wrote:What is the meaning of life, OP?


Life in general, or specifically, human life?

I'm currently en route to the gym, I will be sure to pontificate on this subject whilst I exercise.

Thanks for the responses everyone.


I'd rather consider before pontificating.

Hate to sound dogmatically unintelligible.

Then again, you didn't really mean pontificate now did you?



I did precisely as I said I would do. The rest of the plebeians at my gym were offended by the condescending tone and manner I employed while instructing them on life's meaning and purpose.


:lol: :lol:

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Re: T-14

Postby TurtlesAllTheWayDown » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:07 pm

Beercules wrote:What is the meaning of life, OP?


Ice-9

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Re: T-14

Postby Icculus » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:09 pm

elc414 wrote:
BearState wrote:
Beercules wrote:What is the meaning of life, OP?


T-42


+1


You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

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Re: T-14

Postby CR2012 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:10 pm

Google images has an interesting take on what T-14 is.

Is there an NRA scholarship we can apply for?

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Re: T-14

Postby JO 14 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:43 pm

I just binged it.... from '87. 2 schools are MIA in comparison to the T14 of the last several years. Other than Mich, not big changes for most of the LS batting champions.

Yale
Harvard
U Michigan
Stanford U
Columbia U
U Chicago
UC Berkeley
U Virginia
New York U
U Pennsylvania
U Texas, Austin
Duke U
Georgetown U
UCLA
Cornell U
Northwestern

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Re: T-14

Postby Crowing » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:50 pm

'87 is an anomaly; another set wasn't released until '90 and from then on the T14 has been static except for UT tying for #14 two years ago.

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Re: T-14

Postby star fox » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:41 pm

CR2012 wrote:
fatduck wrote:the T stands for "top"


Certainly, but what I meant to convey was, why are the top 14 considered the most desirable? I feel like it could just as easily be T-15 or T-10.

No one ever asks you to list your 7 favorite movies. I just want to know why is it "14."


It is definitely the most arbitrary distinction ever (14 is such a random number) but the reason is that these schools are the ones that have always been the top 14 (in whatever order) since the US News and World Rankings have come out. So you can be reasonably assured that they will always be in the top 14 while there will be movement beneath. It's where the natural cutoff seems to be for whatever reason is.

Law is a status-obsessed profession. So being at a "T14" does matter a lot from what I've heard.

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Re: T-14

Postby 20141023 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:25 pm

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