Nebby wrote:Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:Nebby wrote:A friend of mine who went to Duke told me when she was interviewing for a competitive post grad job in NY the lawyer said: "Duke has a law school?"
That's why it won't knock off NYU.
Was this in PI? based on your word choice I'm assuming so. I'm not really sure one person in PI (sounds like not a firm) forgetting about them is why they can never jump NYU
Would be cool if we could see an empirical study of how the degrees are viewed by employers. Maybe some percentage indicating how well all students did when trying to get competitive post grad positions or something like that....
I don't think you understood the point of my post. My point was that Duke has less name recognition in the legal community at large, and name recognition is one of the primary factors in the USNWR.
I understood what you were trying to imply with your post, I just don't think one person proves it. I also think that BL+FC numbers go a long way in proxying name recognition in the legal community (as the most "preftegious" outcomes, they require a degree viewed positively by the hiring body).