coolkatz321 wrote:sbalive wrote:hoffb86 wrote:Other25BeforeYou wrote:But really, when it comes down to it, Buffalo's cheaper, Albany's in a better city (not a lot better, but still better) and has better employment stats, and both Buff and Albany have higher bar passage rates. Also, in my experience, in any upstate city except for Syracuse, Buffalo & Albany are more respected (these days, anyway).
By only, I meant the best choice, not the actual only choice. Also, Syracuse has the well-known university behind it, which keeps SU on the map....
I haven't had a chance to call my dad yet, busy day at work. Sorry.
No prob, but it should be interesting to find out.
Syracuse is by far the strongest university of those - and it's not even just that Syracuse is a better university, it's that it's particularly good in humanities / social sciences disciplines that overlap with law. My bet is crappy law school administration combined with an overall university administration that didn't make the law school a priority.
Please. Syracuse Law isn't anywhere near on-par with UB. It's better than Albany, but Buffalo definitely has a better reputation in the western NY and even NYC area (they place better there, Biglaw-wise).
I don't think anyone is saying that Syracuse Law "should" be ranked higher (whatever that means) - the current law school admin doesn't seem to question that either, since their plans are to improve the law school as opposed to just game the rankings. My question was more how it got to be that way & why it declined.