Different tiers of law schools?

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Different tiers of law schools?

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:51 pm

So, call me silly. I am trying to cach up with everyone as they talk about different tiers of law schools (Tier 1, Tier 2, T14, TTT, ect)

To set the record straight, what does it all mean? Is it by proxy of the official law school rankings? What schools are in which Tiers? is T14 also T1?

Thanks in advance. :)

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Re: Different tiers of law schools?

Postby rx3r » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:52 pm


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Re: Different tiers of law schools?

Postby tru » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:56 pm

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Re: Different tiers of law schools?

Postby holydonkey » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:58 pm

OmbreGracieuse wrote:So, call me silly. I am trying to cach up with everyone as they talk about different tiers of law schools (Tier 1, Tier 2, [strike]T14[/strike]T13, TTT, ect)

To set the record straight, what does it all mean? Is it by proxy of the official law school rankings? What schools are in which Tiers? is [strike]T14[/strike]T13 also T1?

Thanks in advance. :)

T13 = Top 12 law schools in the country + Cornell
Tier 1 = Top 50 law schools
Tier 2 = 50-100
TTT/TTTT = everything else
Cooley
People's College of Law

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Re: Different tiers of law schools?

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:59 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:
rx3r wrote:[strike]See definitions:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18478[/strike]


TLS goes by this standard.
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Why thank you! So would a T14 then be a Tier 1 school as well? Would then University of Chicago (ranking 31) be considered a Tier 3? Is that the same thing as being TTT?

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Re: Different tiers of law schools?

Postby Teoeo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:08 pm

OmbreGracieuse wrote:
Daytukrjabs wrote:
rx3r wrote:[strike]See definitions:

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... =2&t=18478[/strike]


TLS goes by this standard.
--LinkRemoved--


Why thank you! So would a T14 then be a Tier 1 school as well? Would then University of Chicago (ranking 31) be considered a Tier 3? Is that the same thing as being TTT?


Where is the facepalm picture of picard when you need it?

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Re: Different tiers of law schools?

Postby smov_operator » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:09 pm

OmbreGracieuse wrote:
Daytukrjabs wrote:
rx3r wrote:[strike]See definitions:

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... =2&t=18478[/strike]


TLS goes by this standard.
--LinkRemoved--


Why thank you! So would a T14 then be a Tier 1 school as well? Would then University of Chicago (ranking 31) be considered a Tier 3? Is that the same thing as being TTT?


This was a TSLer being super sarcastic.

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Re: Different tiers of law schools?

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:10 pm



This is the credited response.

The Cooley rankings are often mocked and absurd. Referencing them in this thread is an example of that.

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Re: Different tiers of law schools?

Postby OmbreGracieuse » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:31 pm

holydonkey wrote:T13 = Top 12 law schools in the country + Cornell
Tier 1 = Top 50 law schools
Tier 2 = 50-100
TTT/TTTT = everything else
Cooley
People's College of Law


I appreciate this. People talk about them all over the boards, but I haven't really been around on this forum long enough to quite have grasped everything. I feel like there are tons of references thrown around, but nothing completely concrete to tie them into.

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Re: Different tiers of law schools?

Postby rx3r » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:45 pm

OmbreGracieuse wrote:
holydonkey wrote:T13 = Top 12 law schools in the country + Cornell
Tier 1 = Top 50 law schools
Tier 2 = 50-100
TTT/TTTT = everything else
Cooley
People's College of Law


I appreciate this. People talk about them all over the boards, but I haven't really been around on this forum long enough to quite have grasped everything. I feel like there are tons of references thrown around, but nothing completely concrete to tie them into.


Please read the first link. Things will make so much more sense.

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Re: Different tiers of law schools?

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:45 pm

The typical US News breakdown is:

Tier 1- Top 50 schools
Tier 2- 51-100
Tier 3- 101-150
Tier 4- The rest

However, be aware that there are far more important "tiers within tiers" than US News accounts for. The difference between the 10th ranked school and the 20th ranked school (10 spots) is actually FAR bigger than the difference between the 48th ranked school and the 68th ranked school (20 spots). A Tier 1 school ranked in the 30s or 40s is far closer in terms of placement to a Tier 2 or Tier 3 than to another Tier 1 like Yale or Harvard. For example, even though they are both Tier 1 schools, there is a huge difference between the placement of a school like Michigan (9th) and a school like University of Georgia (35th). It is important to assess schools based on national portability, regional dominance, and placement, and then compare them against their peers.

A lot of TLS users break things down this way: Top 3>Top 6>Top 14>Top 30>Everyone else

Once you get into the "everyone else" category, it is more important to start considering things like where you want to practice and how much debt is worth incurring.

HTH, and good luck with your selection.

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Re: Different tiers of law schools?

Postby cardnal124 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:48 pm

holydonkey wrote:
OmbreGracieuse wrote:So, call me silly. I am trying to cach up with everyone as they talk about different tiers of law schools (Tier 1, Tier 2, [strike]T14[/strike]T13, TTT, ect)

To set the record straight, what does it all mean? Is it by proxy of the official law school rankings? What schools are in which Tiers? is [strike]T14[/strike]T13 also T1?

Thanks in advance. :)

T13 = Top 12 law schools in the country + Cornell
Tier 1 = Top 50 law schools
Tier 2 = 50-100
TTT/TTTT = everything else
Cooley
People's College of Law


Blatant anti G-TTTown trolling

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Re: Different tiers of law schools?

Postby CMDantes » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:48 pm

Read posts and learn like 99% of the people who post here do.

It's not difficult.

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Re: Different tiers of law schools?

Postby holydonkey » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:51 pm

cardnal124 wrote:
holydonkey wrote:
OmbreGracieuse wrote:So, call me silly. I am trying to cach up with everyone as they talk about different tiers of law schools (Tier 1, Tier 2, [strike]T14[/strike]T13, TTT, ect)

To set the record straight, what does it all mean? Is it by proxy of the official law school rankings? What schools are in which Tiers? is [strike]T14[/strike]T13 also T1?

Thanks in advance. :)

T13 = Top 12 law schools in the country + Cornell
Tier 1 = Top 50 law schools
Tier 2 = 50-100
TTT/TTTT = everything else
Cooley
People's College of Law


Blatant anti G-TTTown trolling

Actually, blatant anti-Cornell trolling, subtle anti-Georgetttown trolling. :wink:




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