How does your Law School compare to its Undergrad?

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How does your Law School compare to its Undergrad?

Postby BastianPC » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:59 pm

Law school prestige is often said to ride on the coattails of its undergrad. If judging prestige by US News rankings, I thought it might be interesting to see how law school rankings would look if they closely aligned with their corresponding undergrad's ranking.

So I took the rankings of the top 100 law schools and adjusted them to their undergrad (excluding colleges without law schools i.e. Princeton, MIT, etc). You'll find the adjusted rankings stop at 78, because the other 21 schools aren't ranked nationally by US News or they don't have a corresponding undergrad. I did this while bored at work so if there's a flaw/error in any of this point it out. Obviously one should not choose a law school based on this, but I thought some might find the listing interesting. It might disillusion some ideas about legal/undergrad comparisons.

Fictional Law school (adjusted w/undergrad) rankings:
1 Harvard
2 Yale
3 Stanford
3 Columbia
3 University of Chicago
6 Duke
7 University of Pennsylvania
8 Northwestern
9 Cornell
9 Vanderbilt
9 Washington University St. Louis
12 Notre Dame
13 University of California - Berkeley
14 Georgetown
14 Emory
16 UCLA
16 USC
17 UVA
18 Wake Forest
19 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
20 Boston College
20 UNC
22 NYU
23 William and Mary
24 Case Western Reserve
25 UC Irvine
26 Boston University
26 UC Davis
26 University of Wisconsin
26 University of Illinois
26 Tulane
31 University of Florida
31 Northeastern University 
31 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park 
34 University of Miami
35 UT
35 Ohio State
35 University of Washington
35 Pepperdine University 
35 Yeshiva University (Cardozo) 
40 George Washington
40 University of Connecticut 
42 University of Georgia
42 SMU
42 Syracuse University 
45 Fordham
46 BYU
46 University of Pittsburgh 
48 University of Minnesota
49 Baylor
49 American University (Washington) 
49 Indiana University-Bloomington
52 University of Iowa
53 University of Tulsa 
54 University of Colorado
55 University of Alabama
55 Florida State
57 Loyola University Chicago 
58 University of Nebraska
58 University of Tennessee—​Knoxville 
60 University of Oklahoma
60 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent) 
60 University of South Carolina 
63 University of Kansas 
64 University of Arizona
65 Seton Hall University 
66 Arizona State University
66 University of Kentucky
66 Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge
66 University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville 
70 George Mason
71 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
72 St. John's University 
73 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Richardson) 
74 West Virginia University 
75 University of New Mexico
76 UH
77 University of Missouri 
78 Indiana University—​Indianapolis (McKinney) 
Washington and Lee
University of Utah
University of Maryland
Temple University
UC Hastings
University of Richmond
Georgia State
University of Cinncinnati
Loyola Marymount
University of Denver (Sturm) 
University of San Diego 
Villanova University 
University of Nevada—​Las Vegas 
University of Oregon 
St. Louis University 
University of New Hampshire School of Law 
Pennsylvania State University
Lewis & Clark College
University of Louisville (Brandeis) 
Brooklyn Law School 
Wayne State University 

Real Law School Rankings
1 Yale
2 Harvard
2 Stanford
4 Columbia
4 University of Chicago
6 NYU
7 University of Pennsylvania
8 University of California - Berkeley
8 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
8 UVA
11 Duke
12 Northwestern
13 Cornell
14 Georgetown
15 UT
16 Vanderbilt
17 UCLA
18 Washington University St. Louis
19 USC
20 Boston University
21 University of Iowa
22 Emory
22 University of Minnesota
22 Notre Dame
25 Arizona State University
25 George Washington
25 Indiana University-Bloomington
28 University of Alabama
28 UC Irvine
30 Boston College
30 Ohio State
30 UC Davis
33 William and Mary
33 University of Georgia
33 University of Washington
33 University of Wisconsin
37 Fordham
38 BYU
38 UNC
40 University of Arizona
40 University of Colorado
40 University of Illinois
40 Wake Forest
40 Washington and Lee
45 George Mason
45 SMU
45 University of Utah
48 University of Florida
48 University of Maryland
50 Florida State
50 Temple University
50 Tulane
50 UC Hastings
50 UH
55 Baylor
55 University of Richmond
57 Case Western Reserve
57 Georgia State
57 University of Nebraska
60 University of Cinncinnati
60 University of Kentucky
60 University of Miami
60 University of New Mexico
60 University of Oklahoma
65 Loyola Marymount
65 Pepperdine University 
65 Seton Hall University 
65 University of Connecticut 
65 University of Kansas 
65 University of Missouri 
65 University of Tennessee—​Knoxville 
72 Loyola University Chicago 
72 University of Denver (Sturm) 
74 St. John's University 
74 University of San Diego 
74 Villanova University 
74 Yeshiva University (Cardozo) 
78 American University (Washington) 
78 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas 
78 University of Oregon 
78 University of Pittsburgh 
82 Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge
82 Northeastern University 
82 St. Louis University 
82 University of New Hampshire School of Law 
86 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent) 
86 Pennsylvania State University
86 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park 
86 Syracuse University 
86 University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville 
86 University of Tulsa 
92 Lewis & Clark College
92 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
92 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Richardson) 
92 University of Louisville (Brandeis) 
92 University of South Carolina 
97 Brooklyn Law School 
97 Wayne State University 
97 West Virginia University 
100 Indiana University—​Indianapolis (McKinney) 

Real Undergrad (w/law schools) Rankings
2 Harvard
3 Yale
4 Stanford
4 Columbia
4 University of Chicago
8 Duke
9 University of Pennsylvania
12 Northwestern
15 Cornell
15 Vanderbilt
15 Washington University St. Louis
18 Notre Dame
20 University of California - Berkeley
21 Georgetown
21 Emory
23 UCLA
23 USC
26 UVA
27 Wake Forest
29 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
30 Boston College
30 UNC
32 NYU
34 William and Mary
37 Case Western Reserve
39 UC Irvine
41 Boston University
41 UC Davis
41 University of Wisconsin
41 University of Illinois
41 Tulane
47 University of Florida
47 Northeastern University 
47 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park 
51 University of Miami
52 UT
52 Ohio State
52 University of Washington
52 Pepperdine University 
52 Yeshiva University (Cardozo) 
57 George Washington
57 University of Connecticut 
61 University of Georgia
61 SMU
61 Syracuse University 
66 Fordham
66 BYU
66 University of Pittsburgh 
69 University of Minnesota
72 Baylor
72 American University (Washington) 
75 Indiana University-Bloomington
82 University of Iowa
86 University of Tulsa 
89 University of Colorado
96 University of Alabama
96 Florida State
99 Loyola University Chicago 
103 University of Nebraska
103 University of Tennessee—​Knoxville 
108 University of Oklahoma
108 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent) 
108 University of South Carolina 
115 University of Kansas 
121 University of Arizona
123 Seton Hall University 
129 Arizona State University
129 University of Kentucky
129 Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge
129 University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville 
135 George Mason
140 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
153 St. John's University 
161 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Richardson) 
175 West Virginia University 
180 University of New Mexico
187 UH
194 University of Missouri 
199 Indiana University—​Indianapolis (McKinney) 
Washington and Lee
University of Utah
University of Maryland
Temple University
UC Hastings
University of Richmond
Georgia State
University of Cinncinnati
Loyola Marymount
University of Denver (Sturm) 
University of San Diego 
Villanova University 
University of Nevada—​Las Vegas 
University of Oregon 
St. Louis University 
University of New Hampshire School of Law 
Pennsylvania State University
Lewis & Clark College
University of Louisville (Brandeis) 
Brooklyn Law School 
Wayne State University 

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Re: How does your Law School compare to its Undergrad?

Postby theconsigliere » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:26 pm

Still better than ATL rankings

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Re: How does your Law School compare to its Undergrad?

Postby Nachoo2019 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:31 pm

theconsigliere wrote:Still better than ATL rankings


That's not saying much
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Re: How does your Law School compare to its Undergrad?

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:36 pm

get a better hobby

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Re: How does your Law School compare to its Undergrad?

Postby flawedargument » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:51 pm

I've determined OP goes to Wake Forest. Will ya look at that..

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Re: How does your Law School compare to its Undergrad?

Postby Pomeranian » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:41 pm

flawedargument wrote:I've determined OP goes to Wake Forest. Will ya look at that..


I did some investigating. He's a self-described URM applicant going to Notre Dame (see link). Also, this ranking make no sense no offense <3.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=262248&p=9255846#p9255846

Woof!
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Re: How does your Law School compare to its Undergrad?

Postby kaysta » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:50 pm

its this kind of thing that sends me back to 4chan for my legal advice and analysis

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Re: How does your Law School compare to its Undergrad?

Postby cron1834 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:59 am

pancakes3 wrote:get a better hobby

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Re: How does your Law School compare to its Undergrad?

Postby Barack Obama 2.0 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:57 am

You forgot to rank Princeton Law School (Yes many lay people think Princeton has a law school) between Yale and Stanford.



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