Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby rayiner » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:27 pm

Bearing in mind that under/over thing is entirely a matter of "I like this school better":

Underrated: Virginia
Overrated: MIchigan

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby ViP » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:08 pm

SandyC877 wrote:
ViP wrote:Overrated: US News

Underrated: Choosing what's best for you


Wrong answer. Can't be that easy.


Can't be that easy to say US News is overrated? Oh my, how I beg to differ...

I didn't say US News was meaningless, and I didn't say choosing what's best for you implies always ignoring the rankings.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby ViP » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:09 pm

MC Southstar wrote:
ViP wrote:Overrated: US News

Underrated: Choosing what's best for you


Underrated: you killing yourself.


You sound pretty bright. Mama should be proud.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:12 pm

egregiously, laughably overrated: boalttt
overrated: stanford

underrated: uva and chicago

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby Kronk » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:37 pm

APimpNamedSlickback wrote:overrated: stanford


AKA overrated: school I have absolutely no chance of being admitted to, but places better into clerkships and academia recently than the school I'm attending.

hth

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby GordonBombay » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:34 am

Overrated: Basketball team that just lost on the road

Underrated: Scrappy white wide receivers, QB's who can "manage the game"

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Postby oneforship » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:59 am

^great username

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Postby moandersen » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:54 am

overrated: uconn's preseason AP/ESPN Poll rank
underrated: syracuse's preseason AP/ESPN Poll rank

(just trying to get everyones mindset ready for march madness next week!)

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Postby Lighthouse28 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:19 am

kittenmittons wrote:Zooey Deschanel is underrated


In the two movies I've seen with her in it, I found her character to be annoying. The one movie with Jennifer Anniston, and then 500 Days of Summer...

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby Jules Winnfield » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:42 pm

Overrated: Beyonce
Underrated: Keri Hilson/Alicia Keys

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Postby MMLAW » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:24 pm

Under rated: Stetson Law

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Postby DSC » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:35 pm

Unrated: Stetson

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Postby 09042014 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:39 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
im_blue wrote:Over-rated: NYU, Berkeley

Under-rated: [strike]Chicago[/strike], [strike]Duke[/strike], Northwestern

fixed bro


Bro Grabs?

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Postby 09042014 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:40 pm

kittenmittons wrote:Zooey Deschanel is underrated


Credited.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby MMLAW » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:42 pm

DSC wrote:Unrated: Stetson



It's gone in and out of TT status on the USNWR ranking. The fact that it's #1 in trial advocacy, #5 in legal writing, and possesses an abundance of high caliber legal scholars, would suggest that a higher ranking might be deserved. I understand that it is also based on the GPA and LSAT's for those who attend, but based on the afformentioned, it is in my opinion underrated.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby nycparalegal » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:35 pm

UC Hastings is, by far, one of the most underrated schools, and probably has the most potential of breaking into the top 20 in the next 20 years.

1) UC hastings is directly in one of the top 10 largest legal markets in the country.
2) It is surrounded by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the California Supreme Court, and the California Court of Appeal for the First District, San Francisco Superior Court.
3) It's tuition is less than any school in the UC system, and this disparity is only going to increase over time California being in the economic mess that it is in.

How will they break into the top 20:

1) Clean the god damn area up. Alot of the top potential students who would consider it are really turned off by the crime statistics and the roaming homeless people.

2) Aggressively poach the top legal minds from the UC schools.

3) Aggressively push to increase both the GPA and LSAT medians

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby jcl2 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:47 pm

nycparalegal wrote:UC Hastings is, by far, one of the most underrated schools, and probably has the most potential of breaking into the top 20 in the next 20 years.

1) UC hastings is directly in one of the top 10 largest legal markets in the country.
2) It is surrounded by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the California Supreme Court, and the California Court of Appeal for the First District, San Francisco Superior Court.
3) It's tuition is less than any school in the UC system, and this disparity is only going to increase over time California being in the economic mess that it is in.

How will they break into the top 20:

1) Clean the god damn area up. Alot of the top potential students who would consider it are really turned off by the crime statistics and the roaming homeless people.

2) Aggressively poach the top legal minds from the UC schools.

3) Aggressively push to increase both the GPA and LSAT medians


Hastings has gradually declined in the rankings over the last 20 years, I'm not sure why you think that trend is going to suddenly reverse. It's tuition may be slightly less than the other UC schools, but I'm pretty sure it is still more than every other state school except Michigan. It may be in a major legal market, but it is in a major legal market where there are also two T6 schools, and in a state with four T20s, not to mention it has to directly compete with Davis. I just don't see how Hastings is possibly positioned to make any significant upward move in the rankings.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:49 pm

Also, Hastings is gonna to cost $134,565 per year soon.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby nycparalegal » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:01 pm

jcl2 wrote:
nycparalegal wrote:UC Hastings is, by far, one of the most underrated schools, and probably has the most potential of breaking into the top 20 in the next 20 years.

1) UC hastings is directly in one of the top 10 largest legal markets in the country.
2) It is surrounded by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the California Supreme Court, and the California Court of Appeal for the First District, San Francisco Superior Court.
3) It's tuition is less than any school in the UC system, and this disparity is only going to increase over time California being in the economic mess that it is in.

How will they break into the top 20:

1) Clean the god damn area up. Alot of the top potential students who would consider it are really turned off by the crime statistics and the roaming homeless people.

2) Aggressively poach the top legal minds from the UC schools.

3) Aggressively push to increase both the GPA and LSAT medians


Hastings has gradually declined in the rankings over the last 20 years, I'm not sure why you think that trend is going to suddenly reverse. It's tuition may be slightly less than the other UC schools, but I'm pretty sure it is still more than every other state school except Michigan. It may be in a major legal market, but it is in a major legal market where there are also two T6 schools, and in a state with four T20s, not to mention it has to directly compete with Davis. I just don't see how Hastings is possibly positioned to make any significant upward move in the rankings.


First off, Hastings has not been gradually declining. It went from being ranked 20 in 1994 to all of a sudden being ranked 45 in 1995. It's been having trouble making its way down USWNR afterwards(In economic terms, it's been in a negative feedback loop ever since) But, I see potential it's ranked 39 right now.

But, the area around the school NEEDS to get cleaned up before I think they could make an aggresive push for better quality students.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby im_blue » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:12 pm

jcl2 wrote:
nycparalegal wrote:UC Hastings is, by far, one of the most underrated schools, and probably has the most potential of breaking into the top 20 in the next 20 years.

1) UC hastings is directly in one of the top 10 largest legal markets in the country.
2) It is surrounded by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the California Supreme Court, and the California Court of Appeal for the First District, San Francisco Superior Court.
3) It's tuition is less than any school in the UC system, and this disparity is only going to increase over time California being in the economic mess that it is in.

How will they break into the top 20:

1) Clean the god damn area up. Alot of the top potential students who would consider it are really turned off by the crime statistics and the roaming homeless people.

2) Aggressively poach the top legal minds from the UC schools.

3) Aggressively push to increase both the GPA and LSAT medians


Hastings has gradually declined in the rankings over the last 20 years, I'm not sure why you think that trend is going to suddenly reverse. It's tuition may be slightly less than the other UC schools, but I'm pretty sure it is still more than every other state school except Michigan. It may be in a major legal market, but it is in a major legal market where there are also two T6 schools, and in a state with four T20s, not to mention it has to directly compete with Davis. I just don't see how Hastings is possibly positioned to make any significant upward move in the rankings.

+1 despite the blatant anti-Chicago/NYU trolling

1 is clearly unrealistic (see: Columbia, Chicago, Penn, USC)
Every law school would like to do 2 and 3, but it takes money and the reputation to attract students, none of which Hastings has over its peers.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby PDaddy » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:24 pm

HerseyChris wrote:
PDaddy wrote:Overrated: Angelina Jolie, Gweneth Paltrow, Demi Moore

Underrated: Megan Fox, Megan Good, Kerry Washington, Kate Winslett


How is Megan Fox underrated?

Underrated: Claire Danes.


Cause she's the baddest Bytch on the planet, but people are still talking about Angelina Jolie...she's out!

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby PDaddy » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:32 pm

Jules Winnfield wrote:Overrated: Beyonce
Underrated: Keri Hilson/Alicia Keys


-1 on Beyonce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5kBrwdKHv8

+1 on Keri and Alicia

Overrated: Zoe Saldana

Underrated: Keri Hilson, Alicia Keys, Maya, Zoe Kravitz

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Postby Borhas » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:38 pm

overrated: figure skating
underrated: hockey

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby Joga Bonito » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:58 pm

PDaddy wrote:
Jules Winnfield wrote:Overrated: Beyonce
Underrated: Keri Hilson/Alicia Keys


-1 on Beyonce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5kBrwdKHv8

+1 on Keri and Alicia

Overrated: Zoe Saldana

Underrated: Keri Hilson, Alicia Keys, Maya, Zoe Kravitz


Whatttt! Zoe Saldana Overrated! Not at all. She's a beautiful Dominican/Puerto Rican princess. She is def. underrated.

Zoe Kravitz is underrated, maybe Alicia Keys, but thats it.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby Lighthouse28 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:00 pm

Overrated: Football
Underrated: Soccer!

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