laxbrah420 wrote:cinephile wrote:If you want a job, I'd pick Texas. But I wouldn't say necessarily it would get you either coast.
Also, the rankings are bullshit. A school ranked 20, like Minnesota, is naturally going to have worse prospects than a school ranked 20 or 30-whatever in some region where there are legal jobs.
It's the opposite. Minnesota and Alabama do really well in their local areas and thus are inflated in rankings which rely heavily upon hiring stats.
Both of you are right, and wrong in my estimation. Minnesota has among the lowest (objectively) employment numbers of any T30 school, and yet they've been sitting at 18-20 for the past few years in USNWR. They are dominant in their region, yes, which has given them a degree of prestige/local "reputation" metric, and a correspondingly higher LSAT median as students would attend with higher numbers who wanted to practice in the twin cities (prior to the big crash this year) while remaining behind schools like Fordham and GWU in AIII/biglaw because as cinephile noted, its located in a small market.