HispanicBusiness Magazine's top 10 law schools (LOL)

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HispanicBusiness Magazine's top 10 law schools (LOL)

Postby horrorbusiness » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:40 pm

My ridiculously pro-mexican grandfather always pushes me to read this magazine, and this week i've discovered a true gem. This is their list of "Best law schools"

1:UT
2: American
3: Florida State
4: Florida International
5: U of New Mexico
6: U of Miami
7: U of Florida - Levin
8: UCLA
9: U of San Francisco
10: USC

(sorry if some abbreviations are wrong, havent heard of some of these schools before).

As far as I can tell, their ranking algorithm involves mostly total and % hispanic enrollment, total and % hispanic faculty and degrees earned by hispanics.

Seems like woefully misguided criteria by which to rate law schools. I'm horrified that this magazine is supposed to represent the interests of hispanic people yet publishes shit like this. Thoughts?

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Re: HispanicBusiness Magazine's top 10 law schools (LOL)

Postby bluesplitter » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:50 pm

Dude--that's actually a good publicatoin and is edited by hispanics-

They are right on about ut-austin

Look into that binational license - program with ut-unam-

Freakin win if u get into that-and ull be banking bro.

I wish I could get into that (gonna try)

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Re: HispanicBusiness Magazine's top 10 law schools (LOL)

Postby horrorbusiness » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:56 pm

bluesplitter wrote:Dude--that's actually a good publicatoin and is edited by hispanics-

They are right on about ut-austin

Look into that binational license - program with ut-unam-

Freakin win if u get into that-and ull be banking bro.

I wish I could get into that (gonna try)


I'm not trying to disparage the publication itself, and I agree UT is an awesome school. I'm applying there. I just take issue with their rankings - "best" =/= "most Hispanic".

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Re: HispanicBusiness Magazine's top 10 law schools (LOL)

Postby zdamico » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:58 pm

bluesplitter wrote:Dude--that's actually a good publicatoin and is edited by hispanics-

They are right on about ut-austin

Look into that binational license - program with ut-unam-

Freakin win if u get into that-and ull be banking bro.

I wish I could get into that (gonna try)


What is this I don't even..

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Re: HispanicBusiness Magazine's top 10 law schools (LOL)

Postby sfxx » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:24 pm

Here's my list

1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Stanford



hth

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Re: HispanicBusiness Magazine's top 10 law schools (LOL)

Postby starlight007 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:50 pm

Besides American, I barely noticed the geographic bias.

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Re: HispanicBusiness Magazine's top 10 law schools (LOL)

Postby bluesplitter » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:26 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:
bluesplitter wrote:Dude--that's actually a good publicatoin and is edited by hispanics-

They are right on about ut-austin

Look into that binational license - program with ut-unam-

Freakin win if u get into that-and ull be banking bro.

I wish I could get into that (gonna try)


I'm not trying to disparage the publication itself, and I agree UT is an awesome school. I'm applying there. I just take issue with their rankings - "best" =/= "most Hispanic".



I just saw the article you are referring to (i get a subscription because i serve on my hometown's city council)
And iam a proud Tejano.


But umm,
yea the article doesn't even really try to explain how they got their results for their ranks, Austin has to be the best school of Mexican Americans, hands down--as far as regional cred goes for Political reasons.

Harvad Yale and all ivy leagues are alrite, but the thing you have to consider is that the magazine is tyring to put it into relative terms in relation to the number of the general hispanic population that make up law school applicants.


In other words, recommending Harvard as number or Yale, would be technically true, but in the end we are only talking about 20 people in the whole country.

Their list seems to be an approach that will cover a reasonably qualified candidate with a realistic application to the situation at hand.
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Re: HispanicBusiness Magazine's top 10 law schools (LOL)

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:32 pm

For most law potential law students, the list should be a helpful guide. I read the list as encouraging Hispanic/Latino students to consider these law schools in addition to any others that are of interest to them.

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Re: HispanicBusiness Magazine's top 10 law schools (LOL)

Postby horrorbusiness » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:32 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:For most law potential law students, the list should be a helpful guide. I read the list as encouraging Hispanic/Latino students to consider these law schools in addition to any others that are of interest to them.


I guess. I should mention that I'm Mexican myself, so I guess I'm a little offended at the suggestion of other Hispanic people being prodded toward some certain lower-ranked schools just because those have a high volume of Hispanics..

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Re: HispanicBusiness Magazine's top 10 law schools (LOL)

Postby Rawlberto » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:21 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:For most law potential law students, the list should be a helpful guide. I read the list as encouraging Hispanic/Latino students to consider these law schools in addition to any others that are of interest to them.


I guess. I should mention that I'm Mexican myself, so I guess I'm a little offended at the suggestion of other Hispanic people being prodded toward some certain lower-ranked schools just because those have a high volume of Hispanics..


+1

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Re: HispanicBusiness Magazine's top 10 law schools (LOL)

Postby bluesplitter » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:47 pm

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Re: HispanicBusiness Magazine's top 10 law schools (LOL)

Postby 071816 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:51 pm

I'm Cuban and I think these rankings are b.s.

Go to the best school you can that places in your region. Who cares how many hispanics are there? Why should that make a difference?




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