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US News - Law Firms Rank Law Schools

Postby magictheatre » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:57 am

How credible are these rankings? The methodology states that "In law, reputation is paramount. For this list, legal recruiters at the nation's Best Law Firms were asked to rank the academic quality of law schools. These are the top law schools, according to law firm recruiters."

Seeing how useless US News Law School rankings are, I'm wondering how to evaluate these rankings.

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Re: US News - Law Firms Rank Law Schools

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:24 am

They are meaningless. All of the rankings are meaningless when used to compare schools from different states.

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Re: US News - Law Firms Rank Law Schools

Postby romothesavior » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:10 am

I would be more interested in where they actually hire people from than how they rank schools. They could call XYZ school number 1 in the land, but if the school struggles with big law placement, go elsewhere.

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