2011 Rankings-Colorado Law

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2011 Rankings-Colorado Law

Postby MattLaw123 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:11 pm

Although I'm well aware that the U.S. News and World Report rankings are arbitrary and somewhat meaningless, does anyone have projections for the University of Colorado Law School? It's somewhat surprising that CU dropped more than any law school ranked in the top 40 last year (-15), despite the fact that the CU's 2012 class was the most competitive class in the school's respected history. CU ranks among the top 30 schools in nearly every category that matters. CU's median LSAT score for the 25 percentile (160) and 75th (164) percentile falls within the top 28 schools in the country respectively. In addition, their incoming students have a median GPA of 3.68. 94% of their students pass the State bar the first time, and despite the down economy, 70% of their students have jobs after 9 months. It's well noted that CU suffers from a lack of State funding, and have very little money to offer scholarships to prospective students, but many law schools who failed to report their employment statistics last year likely will be forced to submit the most up to date information.

I would be surprised if CU dropped again? Any thoughts?

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Re: 2011 Rankings-Colorado Law

Postby Trifles » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:13 pm

I'll get back to you in 5 days 5 hours and 46 minutes.

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Re: 2011 Rankings-Colorado Law

Postby eros » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:14 pm

70% employment after nine months is nothing to brag about...

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Re: 2011 Rankings-Colorado Law

Postby General Tso » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:22 pm

eros wrote:70% employment after nine months is nothing to brag about...


I think he meant 70% employed at graduation. 70% after nine months would be TTTT level.

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Re: 2011 Rankings-Colorado Law

Postby MattLaw123 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:42 pm

Yes, I apologize the exact statistic is that 72% of CU students are employed at graduation, and 98% are employed 9 months after graduation.

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Re: 2011 Rankings-Colorado Law

Postby Jones, Dow » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:01 pm

MattLaw123 wrote:Although I'm well aware that the U.S. News and World Report rankings are arbitrary and somewhat meaningless


oh no you dit ent.

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Re: 2011 Rankings-Colorado Law

Postby Shlonster » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:57 am

My understanding, which is purely word of mouth... or text.... whatever, it was here on TLS, was that there was some strange timing dealio between when the rankings went to publish and when CU had their data ready for usnews, so usnews had to use the previous years or just make it up, some strange shit, not sure, it was confusing, and now i've confused myself.

bottom line - the drop wasn't a true reflection of the school and there should be a rebound this year. if you trust some random TLSer whose words I have badly repeated.

hth

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Re: 2011 Rankings-Colorado Law

Postby j.wellington » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:57 am

This was broached on another thread. Another poster was told by the admissions office that the school incorrectly reported some of its data, and by the time they realized it, it was too late. But the more pertinent points are: 1) yes, rankings are stupid; and 2) Colorado is a regional school and its prestige must be viewed in that context.

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Re: 2011 Rankings-Colorado Law

Postby rundoxierun » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:20 pm

According to someone I know who works a bit with local professionals in the Denver/Boulder area, CU is facing growing competition from U. of Denver. Apparently the Denver school is becoming better regarded and is using its location to its advantage. A lot of people want CU to move its law campus to Denver and make something similar to what they offer with the EMBA program..

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Re: 2011 Rankings-Colorado Law

Postby j.wellington » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:20 pm

tkgrrett wrote:According to someone I know who works a bit with local professionals in the Denver/Boulder area, CU is facing growing competition from U. of Denver. Apparently the Denver school is becoming better regarded and is using its location to its advantage. A lot of people want CU to move its law campus to Denver and make something similar to what they offer with the EMBA program..


I don't know much about the law school in particular, but I've always thought DU in general was rather underappreciated. Their international affairs programs at the graduate level are phenomenal, particularly in development studies. I assume they offer some kind of joint IA/JD degree. If not, it would be a great thing for them to capitalize on.

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