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Top law schools to teach at?

Postby adil91 » Mon May 04, 2015 4:09 pm

Ok let's play a fun little game, imagine you are a legal superstar Yale law graduate who can teach at any law school in the country. Which schools would be in your top 5 and why?

For me

1) University of Texas School of Law: Great faculty, smart t14 caliber students. Austin is a fun town, the COL is pretty low and living on a law professor salary would be pretty great.

2) Stanford Law School: World class faculty, genius hard working students. The Bay Area is the best part of the country. It's Stanford..

3) University of San Diego: It's the best law school in San Diego..

4) Yale law school: The chances of your published articles being cited in Supreme court decisions would be quite high, the best legal faculty in the world. High possibility of having future Supreme Court Justices, Presidents,prominent politicians as students.

5) Harvard law school: It's Harvard(see Yale description but to a lesser degree)

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon May 04, 2015 4:11 pm

indiana tech

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon May 04, 2015 4:12 pm

Teaching at Harvard must be miserable.

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby BigZuck » Mon May 04, 2015 4:13 pm

3 made me lol, well played

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon May 04, 2015 4:14 pm

BigZuck wrote:3 made me lol, well played

Works well if you have hardcore Ostrich Syndrome and have completely ignored the whole law school scam thing. Also works if you have no soul.

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby Redamon1 » Mon May 04, 2015 4:17 pm

NYU. School-paid / subsidized luxury apartment in the Village must be sweet.

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby Traynor Brah » Mon May 04, 2015 4:18 pm

this is silly but yeah all things considered it'd be hard to beat UT

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Mon May 04, 2015 4:19 pm

U of Hawaii?

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby BigZuck » Mon May 04, 2015 4:21 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
BigZuck wrote:3 made me lol, well played

Works well if you have hardcore Ostrich Syndrome and have completely ignored the whole law school scam thing. Also works if you have no soul.

COUNTERPOINT: Of the 3 law schools in San Diego, it's the least worst

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon May 04, 2015 6:36 pm

I think NYU, CLS, Berkeley or Stanford. Then again, I like cities.

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby mu13ski » Mon May 04, 2015 6:38 pm

OhBoyOhBortles wrote:U of Hawaii?

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby BigZuck » Mon May 04, 2015 6:46 pm

jbagelboy wrote:I think NYU, CLS, Berkeley or Stanford. Then again, I like cities.

I don't understand why Stanford is on here if liking cities is the reason for choosing a school

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby Cobretti » Mon May 04, 2015 6:50 pm

BigZuck wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:I think NYU, CLS, Berkeley or Stanford. Then again, I like cities.

I don't understand why Stanford is on here if liking cities is the reason for choosing a school

egregious chicago trolling

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon May 04, 2015 7:03 pm

Cobretti wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:I think NYU, CLS, Berkeley or Stanford. Then again, I like cities.

I don't understand why Stanford is on here if liking cities is the reason for choosing a school

egregious chicago trolling


hey, its my personal preference; I don't care much for Chicago. I don't think I would live there.

there are stanford profs that commute from closer to the bay.

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby californiauser » Mon May 04, 2015 7:48 pm

Miami, San Diego, Pepperdine, UCLA, NYU

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby haus » Mon May 04, 2015 7:51 pm

mu13ski wrote:
OhBoyOhBortles wrote:U of Hawaii?

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby Yukos » Mon May 04, 2015 7:59 pm

I would want to be in or near a city, have not terrible weather and not feel like the kids in my class are being scammed.

1. Stanford: second best weather, great students, "prestige," the housing the school gives you is incredible. Easy enough to get to the City, esp. if you have law prof money. Some profs do live in the City.

2. NYU/CLS: great schools in NY and you'd have the money to appreciate NY (esp. with that subsidized housing).

3. UVA: seems like a really chill place and it's probably close enough to DC that you could do some cool work on the side.

4. GULC: the huge class size would make me feel bad but the opportunities in DC would be great.

5. UCLA/USC: pretty much like USD except decent schools.

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby BiglawAssociate » Tue May 05, 2015 8:30 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
Cobretti wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:I think NYU, CLS, Berkeley or Stanford. Then again, I like cities.

I don't understand why Stanford is on here if liking cities is the reason for choosing a school

egregious chicago trolling


hey, its my personal preference; I don't care much for Chicago. I don't think I would live there.

there are stanford profs that commute from closer to the bay.


The entire Bay Area, except for SF, is more a collection of suburbs than "cities." Odd definition of "city"

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby RunnerRunner » Tue May 05, 2015 8:42 pm

Columbia, so I could hit on George Clooney's wife and chill with Barack Obama.

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby BiglawAssociate » Tue May 05, 2015 8:43 pm

Law profs don't make nearly enough money for NYC, so NYU/CLS would be out....they are basically broke as shit for NYC. You'd have to pay me at least 1mm a year to teach in NYC for life.

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby Yukos » Tue May 05, 2015 9:04 pm

BiglawAssociate wrote:Law profs don't make nearly enough money for NYC, so NYU/CLS would be out....they are basically broke as shit for NYC. You'd have to pay me at least 1mm a year to teach in NYC for life.


They make more than biglaw junior associates and they can get subsidized housing. Plus you can almost always work on the side for a firm and really rake in the cash. But thanks for letting us know what someone would have to pay you before you'd deign to teach in NY.

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby BiglawAssociate » Tue May 05, 2015 9:11 pm

Yukos wrote:
BiglawAssociate wrote:Law profs don't make nearly enough money for NYC, so NYU/CLS would be out....they are basically broke as shit for NYC. You'd have to pay me at least 1mm a year to teach in NYC for life.


They make more than biglaw junior associates and they can get subsidized housing. Plus you can almost always work on the side for a firm and really rake in the cash. But thanks for letting us know what someone would have to pay you before you'd deign to teach in NY.


Biglaw associates don't get paid shit for NYC IMO. I get like 2k a month allowance and we make 250k and I still feel broke as shit.

NYC is just too expensive for anyone who is not a multi millionaire.

Law profs (the tenured ones who aren't practicing partners pretending to be profs) don't actually know anything about practicing law since most of them did what - one year of clerkship and 2 years of biglaw?...so I doubt they could make money on the side. The partners who 'teach" on the side clearly don't need the money from academia.

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue May 05, 2015 9:17 pm

californiauser wrote:Miami, San Diego, Pepperdine, UCLA, NYU

This list is so much better than OP's. Stanford? lol...

As for the Bay Area, I'd pick GGU to be on the list if it weren't such a TTTT.

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby DaRascal » Tue May 05, 2015 9:49 pm

I would want to teach at Cooley or Nova Southeastern honestly so that I don't get called out for giving misinformation on a topic that I don't fully comprehend and I'll sound smart doing it. :)

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Re: Top law schools to teach at?

Postby Clemenceau » Tue May 05, 2015 10:01 pm

Duke, so I could play at pinehurst on weekends and hilton head on breaks.

Plus 250k or whatever profs make would be a killing in NC.




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