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Postby Wattz » Thu May 28, 2015 12:09 pm

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby fats provolone » Thu May 28, 2015 12:10 pm

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu May 28, 2015 12:12 pm

What are the results of the rankings & what factors are considered in making the rankings ?

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby Kinky John » Thu May 28, 2015 12:13 pm

Do people still read atl?

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby Wattz » Thu May 28, 2015 12:17 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:What are the results of the rankings & what factors are considered in making the rankings ?


http://abovethelaw.com/careers/2015-law ... -rankings/

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby bugsy33 » Thu May 28, 2015 12:25 pm

Yale at #5. That actually seems fair considering the point of this list is to rank schools based on legal job placement.

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby 071816 » Thu May 28, 2015 12:27 pm

is it just me or is usc not even in the top 50?

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu May 28, 2015 12:32 pm

Above The Law 2015 law school rankings based on employment data & quality of employment (large firm & federal clerkship placement). Ranks top 50 law schools.

1) Harvard
2) Stanford
3) Chicago
4) Penn
5) Yale

6) Virginia
7) Duke
8) Columbia
9) Cornell
10) NYU
11) UCal-Berkeley
12) Michigan
13) Northwestern
14) Texas

15) Vanderbilt
16) Boston College
17) Iowa
18) New Mexico
19) UCLA
20) Georgetown

21) Boston University
22) BYU
23) Notre Dame
24) William & Mary
25) WashUStL
26) UNC
27) Georgia
28) Minnesota
29) Ohio State
30) Wash & Lee

31) Illinois
32) Alabama
33) Georgia State
34) Temple
35) UFlorida
36) Arizona State
37) SMU
38) Villanova
39) Houston
40) GWU

41) LSU
42) Rutgers-Newark
43) Tulane
44) Seton Hall
45) Emory
46) Indiana
47) Wake Forest
48) Tulsa
49) St. Louis
50) Univ. of Akron

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu May 28, 2015 12:47 pm

Based on the scoring results as calculated by Above The Law, the top 5 (Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, Penn & Yale) all deserve top billing. Yale fell to number 5 due to decreased federal clerkship placements. Great to see Chicago get recognition as a top 3.

USC did not make the list which ranks only the top 50 law schools.

Expect a University of Akron press release. Congratulations to Akron.

Appears that Villanova is doing a great job at rehabilitating itself.

New Mexico did well not because of biglaw & federal clerkship placement, but due to overall placement numbers combined with a very low cost of attendance.

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby RareExports » Thu May 28, 2015 12:53 pm

Albuquerque to 190

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu May 28, 2015 12:56 pm

Based on the closeness of scores, seems reasonable to refer to the "top 10 law schools", rather than a "top 14". The score drop from #10 to #11 was the first drop of more than one full point between consecutive schools on this list.

Although the rankings look great & are based on very important factors, my best guess is that few will be transferring from USC to Akron.

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby abl » Thu May 28, 2015 1:04 pm

Does anyone think that % of federal sitting judges is an important (or representative) factor? And who could possibly think that % SCOTUS clerks is a better measure of elite outcomes than % Article III? And, correct me if I'm wrong, but these rankings account for full-cost COA but not for scholarships or--probably most relevant--average indebtedness on graduation.

I think the results are, with several exceptions (see, e.g., USC), consistent with common sense. The methodology behind the results is, on the other hand, totally bunk. Junk in, junk out. The fact that the junk out in this case doesn't seem shockingly wrong doesn't make the rankings any less of a joke.

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby Kinky John » Thu May 28, 2015 1:06 pm

RareExports wrote:Albuquerque to 190

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby bjsesq » Thu May 28, 2015 1:10 pm

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby 071816 » Thu May 28, 2015 1:11 pm

MODZ PLZ

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby TheodoreKGB » Thu May 28, 2015 1:13 pm

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby Capitol_Idea » Thu May 28, 2015 1:14 pm

Damn I knew GULC was a mistake - should've gone to Iowa.

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby UpandDown97 » Thu May 28, 2015 1:23 pm

Though I recognize the flaw in the rankings, is there nonetheless more credence lent to the idea of penn being much closer to the t6 then apart from it?

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby UpandDown97 » Thu May 28, 2015 1:24 pm

Though I recognize the flaw in the rankings, is there nonetheless more credence lent to the idea of penn being much closer to the t6 then apart from it?

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby bjsesq » Thu May 28, 2015 1:24 pm

UpandDown97 wrote:Though I recognize the flaw in the rankings, is there nonetheless more credence lent to the idea of penn being much closer to the t6 then apart from it?

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby rpupkin » Thu May 28, 2015 1:32 pm

UpandDown97 wrote:Though I recognize the flaw in the rankings, is there nonetheless more credence lent to the idea of penn being much closer to the t6 then apart from it?

It's quite the opposite: most insiders have Penn pegged as a lower T14 school by 2020.

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby antiworldly » Thu May 28, 2015 1:46 pm

This was a fun year for ATL. Hopefully it at least gets a few people to ask why USNWR is different and what matters to them and then get them thinking about their options before they do something too foolish.

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu May 28, 2015 1:53 pm

@abl: My reading of the factors used in ATL's rankings seems to be a bit different than your posted understanding. Percentage of federal law clerk placement & NLJ 250 law firm placement counts for 30%, whereas sitting judges comprise a portion (along with SCOTUS clerkships) of a 7.5% category. Additionally, this 7.5% category is adjusted to account for the size of the law school.

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby UpandDown97 » Thu May 28, 2015 2:05 pm

rpupkin wrote:
UpandDown97 wrote:Though I recognize the flaw in the rankings, is there nonetheless more credence lent to the idea of penn being much closer to the t6 then apart from it?

It's quite the opposite: most insiders have Penn pegged as a lower T14 school by 2020.


Why is that? Lower lsat scores? Philly big law pays well and is growing. the geographical areas around it too are growing. Idt it will drop.

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Re: Above The Law Rankings

Postby Hikikomorist » Thu May 28, 2015 2:08 pm

UpandDown97 wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
UpandDown97 wrote:Though I recognize the flaw in the rankings, is there nonetheless more credence lent to the idea of penn being much closer to the t6 then apart from it?

It's quite the opposite: most insiders have Penn pegged as a lower T14 school by 2020.


Why is that? Lower lsat scores? Philly big law pays well and is growing. the geographical areas around it too are growing. Idt it will drop.


I think he might have been less than 100% serious.




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