Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby GordonBombay » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:02 pm

oneforship wrote:^great username


Thank you. My favorite fictional lawyer, plus he loves to party.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:07 pm

mya as underrated is credited. if she has even half a brain, i would marry her on the spot.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby cahesu » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:13 pm

ViP wrote:Overrated: US News

Underrated: Choosing what's best for you


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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby Joga Bonito » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:13 pm

Lighthouse28 wrote:Overrated: Football
Underrated: Soccer!

(Please don't shoot me.)


Finally someone with understanding. Futbol (soccer) is the most popular sport in the world by far, far more beautiful than any other sport, no comparison. Americans just don't know much about the rest of the world.
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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby Borhas » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:51 pm

underrated: America
overrated: Rest of the world

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby stratocophic » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:01 pm

Borhas wrote:underrated: America
overrated: Rest of the world
U-S-A!
U-S-A!
:lol: Well played

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby Grizz » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:08 pm

MMLAW wrote:
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.


Being 4th best in FL is not a good thing. Stetson's primary market is Tampa/St. Pete, which has taken a massive legal beating as of late. Being #1 in trial advocacy and #5 in legal writing doesn't mean much, as barely anyone cares about these stats, and UF and FSU grads will get hired over all but the top Stetson kids. So that would be a resounding NO... Stetson is not underrated.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby nycparalegal » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:24 pm

im_blue wrote:+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.


Hastings has an advantage that other similar schools don't. They are located directly in San Francisco, and in one of the top legal markets in the country.

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Postby nycparalegal » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:29 pm

jcl2 wrote: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.


As the below information will point out, it was a sudden shift and then UC Hastings got caught in a negative feedback loop. The question is why the sudden drop in 95? I hear that it was because they didn't supply USWNR information.

1991 20
1992 19
1993 23
1994 20
1995 45

1996 45
1997 Not top 50!
1998 41
1999 29
2000 32
2001 36
2002 40
2003 37
2004 38

2005 39

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby Kronk » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:00 pm

APimpNamedSlickback wrote:mya as underrated is credited. if she has even half a brain, i would marry her on the spot.


+1. She could have the mental facilities of Waterman and I would probably still do it.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby BruceBarr » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:20 pm

Overrated: My opinion on this matter.

Underrated: ...the annual precipitation at your potential law school.

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Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:25 pm

Kronk wrote:
APimpNamedSlickback wrote:mya as underrated is credited. if she has even half a brain, i would marry her on the spot.


+1. She could have the mental facilities of Waterman and I would probably still do it.


i mean, waterman might be pushing it. but dude:

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also, this:

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby Jules Winnfield » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:37 am

Joga Bonito wrote:
Lighthouse28 wrote:Overrated: Football
Underrated: Soccer!

(Please don't shoot me.)


Finally someone with understanding. Futbol (soccer) is the most popular sport in the world by far, far more beautiful than any other sport, no comparison. Americans just don't know much about the rest of the world.
Thread/


+1

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Postby ViP » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:57 am

Jules Winnfield wrote:
Joga Bonito wrote:
Lighthouse28 wrote:Overrated: Football
Underrated: Soccer!

(Please don't shoot me.)


Finally someone with understanding. Futbol (soccer) is the most popular sport in the world by far, far more beautiful than any other sport, no comparison. Americans just don't know much about the rest of the world.
Thread/


+1


Can I go to school with you guys?

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby legalese_retard » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:16 pm

I went to SMU for law school. That being said, this is my opinion on the law schools with a lot of grads in Texas:

UT - no change
Vandy - underrated (should be T14)
SMU - underrated (but not by much, should be around 35-40)
Baylor - way underrated (should be around 45-50)
UH - underrated (slightly, should be around 45-50)
Tulane - way overrated (should be at around 50-55)
Texas Tech - underrated (should be tier 2)
South Texas - no change
St. Mary's - no change
Texas Wesleyan (sp?) - no change
Texas Southern - way overrated (should not be ABA accredited)
Oklahoma - underrated (should be at 60-65)

I know I missed a lot of schools, but these are based on my personal experiences. Southern schools will almost always be underrated. The USNews system is heavily NYC/DC-centric, since most of the lawyers surveyed for "prestige" points reside in that area.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby logicman86 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:01 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:Boalt and Cornell are overrated, look at the numbers of their latest entering class


No, way idiot. Those schools look beyond the numbers. One or two LSAT points don't really make a difference anyways. Boalt and Cornell look at the whole applicant.


LOL, GTFO bro. That's all a bullshit way of justifying their sub-par numbers.


Is this really how you argue?

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby KimmyGibbler » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:20 pm

Overrated: Osama bin Laden (Is he even still alive?)
Underrated: Jihad Jane

I mean as threats, not terrorists. Obviously all terrorists are TTT

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby Threepeat » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:35 pm

ViP wrote:
Jules Winnfield wrote:
Joga Bonito wrote:
Lighthouse28 wrote:Overrated: Football
Underrated: Soccer!

(Please don't shoot me.)


Finally someone with understanding. Futbol (soccer) is the most popular sport in the world by far, far more beautiful than any other sport, no comparison. Americans just don't know much about the rest of the world.
Thread/


+1


Can I go to school with you guys?



Can you guys let me know what school you are going to go to so I can make sure not to go there?

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby Lighthouse28 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:50 pm

ViP wrote:
Jules Winnfield wrote:
Joga Bonito wrote:
Lighthouse28 wrote:Overrated: Football
Underrated: Soccer!

(Please don't shoot me.)


Finally someone with understanding. Futbol (soccer) is the most popular sport in the world by far, far more beautiful than any other sport, no comparison. Americans just don't know much about the rest of the world.
Thread/


+1


Can I go to school with you guys?


Sure! I'm going to U Conn! :) We can all discuss how awesome the World Cup was on the first day of classes!

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby jcl2 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:06 pm

KimmyGibbler wrote:Overrated: Osama bin Laden (Is he even still alive?)
Underrated: Jihad Jane

I mean as threats, not terrorists. Obviously all terrorists are TTT


+1

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby Cupidity » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:11 pm

BU/BC/UVA

If you look at soft factors, like the peer ratings/judge ratings these schools exceed those in their immedeate number range. Also, if you look at soft factors like Princeton Reviews "Best of" lists, these schools dominate categories like QOL, Academic Experience, and Job placement.

These shools are better than their rank.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby macattaq » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:45 pm

logicman86 wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:Boalt and Cornell are overrated, look at the numbers of their latest entering class


No, way idiot. Those schools look beyond the numbers. One or two LSAT points don't really make a difference anyways. Boalt and Cornell look at the whole applicant.


LOL, GTFO bro. That's all a bullshit way of justifying their sub-par numbers.


Is this really how you argue?


I hope so. I foresee an easy win.

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby stratocophic » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:53 pm

logicman86 wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:Boalt and Cornell are overrated, look at the numbers of their latest entering class


No, way idiot. Those schools look beyond the numbers. One or two LSAT points don't really make a difference anyways. Boalt and Cornell look at the whole applicant.


LOL, GTFO bro. That's all a bullshit way of justifying their sub-par numbers.


Is this really how you argue?

This is how TLS posters trolling for/against Berkeley argue.
Threepeat wrote:Can you guys let me know what school you are going to go to so I can make sure not to go there?

Major props for the 'tar.

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Postby Rory1987 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:23 pm

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Re: Overrated and Underrated Schools (In your opinion)

Postby ck3 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:29 pm

Mya is definitely underrated and she should have won on Dancing with the Stars.




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