erniesto wrote: So they correlate with firm placement and veiled self-reported law school statistics. Welcome to reality, where the rankings do not correlate with significant CoA increases vs significant differences with job prospects. Stetson's big firm placement is probably within 3% of UF. Both have non-existent judicial clerkship placement And while I don't follow either school, because Florida is a humid mosquito trap, I'd wager a 100 ranked school is going to end up much cheaper than a 51 ranked school for out of state students. I'd point you to a credited, major legal industry article which describes this trend but you should have already read it, so I won't insult you.
So far as I recall, Leiter doesnt factor into his rankings CoA either. And, with regard to your speculation that it would be cheaper to be out-of-state at Stetson vs. UF, no, it wouldn't be. But, this is all sidestepping the larger fallacy in your agument: Factoring into any ranking the CoA adjustment is problematic; would it then make sense to attend UChicago over Columbia categorically because Chicago is cheaper with lateral job prospects? Nah, there are things somewhat exogenous
to rankings like preferences, preferences for region of employment, preferences for class size, preferences for disciplinary focus , etc., that wouldn't be neatly captured in your more rigorous
Also, just because I don't resort to strawman argumentation and mischarcterizations of other people's arguments doesn't mean that I "cry" when people disagree with me. It means I'm not a douchebag.