Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby PDaddy » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:59 am

existenz wrote:Michigan has a major new complex opening up in Jan. 2012. But I don't think construction really matters when it comes to "buzz" or how good a law school is.


Well, it can make a school operate much better, and the perception can entice better applicants or make admitted students think twice about turning down their offers. And that can make a school move up in the rankings if the numbers are right.

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby Cara » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:18 am

This is a funny thread.

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby kalvano » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:23 am

Get this - I hear Cooley is going to be moving up the rankings, big time.

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby ruleser » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:27 am

blsingindisguise wrote:Further, the idea of law school "buzz" is laughably shallow. Do you think Article III judges and Biglaw hiring partners sit around saying "Hmm, I think we should take more Vanderbilt people this year - there's a real BUZZ around it."

Funny, that is literally what was happening at UCI's ASD the other day. Biglaw partners and federal judges going on about what a buzz there is after 10 years of waiting for UCI students - and a 1L told me that buzz got her 1L placement with a judge for the summer, who said he normally wouldn't take a 1L, but because of the buzz about UCI... odd, but real

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby calicocat » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:47 am

ruleser wrote:[strike]Funny, that is literally what was happening at UCI's ASD the other day. Biglaw partners and federal judges going on about what a buzz there is after 10 years of waiting for UCI students - and a 1L told me that buzz got her 1L placement with a judge for the summer, who said he normally wouldn't take a 1L, but because of the buzz about UCI... odd, but real[/strike]

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby Veyron » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:59 am

Michigan was once #3, not #1, sry. +1 on NYU they treat their star faculty like fucking MLB starters. Everyone comes, no one leaves.
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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby sikwitt » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:29 am

jmaan wrote:
sikwitt wrote:
KG_CalGuy wrote:After attending NYU's admitted student days it seemed quite evident to me that they are aggressively trying to move up in the rankings via lateral hires, promotion of clerkships, and their continued "emphasis" on public interest (even though it's a minority of the students. They've also undertaken a construction project to expand the school's facilities. Don't know how much of a "buzz" they have going and whether or not they can edge out CLS this year in the rankings.



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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby BenJ » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:40 am

Veyron wrote:Michigan was once #3, not #1, sry. +1 on NYU they treat their star faculty like fucking MLP starters. Everyone comes, no one leaves.


Michigan was considered the best law school in the country back a long time before the rankings were around. That is, back when Harvard and Yale were still stuffed with rich legacies who bought their ways in, a practice that ended in the law schools around thirty-forty years ago.

Anyway, NYU is definitely investing huge amounts of money into stealing everyone else's top faculty, while NYU isn't losing faculty members themselves. They're definitely making a play for trying to permanently surpass Columbia in the long term. But everyone is thinking long-term to some extent, and it's very difficult to predict who will improve and who will not.

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby badfish » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:59 am

Veyron wrote:+1 on NYU they treat their star faculty like fucking MLP starters. Everyone comes, no one leaves.


This is definitely true.

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby clintonius » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:02 am

In what way? After the ASW a week or so ago I had pizza and beer with a group of current Enviro Law students, and they mentioned, among other things, NYU having pulled a prof from Columbia. One of the things they did was to purchase the rights to her apartment in some UWS castle-thing for her. I'm trying to figure out what drew her away (given that Columbia already owned the rights to the place).

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby badfish » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:18 am

clintonius wrote:In what way? After the ASW a week or so ago I had pizza and beer with a group of current Enviro Law students, and they mentioned, among other things, NYU having pulled a prof from Columbia. One of the things they did was to purchase the rights to her apartment in some UWS castle-thing for her. I'm trying to figure out what drew her away (given that Columbia already owned the rights to the place).


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/realestate/20deal1.html_r=1&ex=1201669200&en=762b00ed2c18ca54&ei=5070&emc=eta1

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby qualster » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:39 am

Iowa, Wisconsin, UC Irvine, Wake, and Cornell were hot schools this year. People were lovin' them some Iowa, Wake, Irvine, Cornell and Wisconsin in '09-'10.

I'm not saying that these schools are jumping in the rankings (UC Irvine is of course not yet ranked), but people have been expressing high interest and TLS threads have indicated mass warm and fuzzy feelings for these schools.


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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby atttorney » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:43 pm

calicocat wrote:
ruleser wrote:[strike]Funny, that is literally what was happening at UCI's ASD the other day. Biglaw partners and federal judges going on about what a buzz there is after 10 years of waiting for UCI students - and a 1L told me that buzz got her 1L placement with a judge for the summer, who said he normally wouldn't take a 1L, but because of the buzz about UCI... odd, but real[/strike]

[strike]/waterman groupie[/strike]

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby BioEBear2010 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:51 pm

The Munger residence halls at Stanford are pretty damn awesome (just saw them on Friday):

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby tru » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:33 am

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Re: Which schools have the biggest buzz going?

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:01 am

atttorney wrote:
calicocat wrote:
ruleser wrote:[strike]Funny, that is literally what was happening at UCI's ASD the other day. Biglaw partners and federal judges going on about what a buzz there is after 10 years of waiting for UCI students - and a 1L told me that buzz got her 1L placement with a judge for the summer, who said he normally wouldn't take a 1L, but because of the buzz about UCI... odd, but real[/strike]

[strike]/waterman groupie[/strike]

Yay. I can strikeout entire posts, as well. This is fun.



lol Whose alt are you? Bastard.




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