Anyone else here not really fazed by the new rankings?

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SandyC877
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Anyone else here not really fazed by the new rankings?

Postby SandyC877 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:37 pm

I haven't changed my mind about my choice of school. USNRW Ranking is entertaining, but not a major factor.

Discuss.
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remotelyfeasible
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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby remotelyfeasible » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:41 pm

Correct. I am unphased. Of course, I chose my law school years ago, so not much I can do...

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:42 pm

T14 didnt seem to really shift too much at least

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby booboo » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:44 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:T14 didnt seem to really shift too much at least


If anything, it better reflects the general opinions most people hold here.

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby tomhobbes » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:45 pm

Yale remains stagnant.

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby soullesswonder » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:46 pm

booboo wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:T14 didnt seem to really shift too much at least


If anything, it better reflects the general opinions most people hold here.


that was my first thought as well.

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:48 pm

soullesswonder wrote:
booboo wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:T14 didnt seem to really shift too much at least


If anything, it better reflects the general opinions most people hold here.


that was my first thought as well.


yeah i have to agree. maybe thats why it didnt really shock me haha. in my mind, thats what its been for yrs :P

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby ArtVandelay » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:50 pm

It made my decision a little harder; I wasn't expecting GW to rise so much

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby soullesswonder » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:02 pm

ArtVandelay wrote:It made my decision a little harder; I wasn't expecting GW to rise so much


you should have - it's abrupt drop made it a prime candidate for some clawback, esp. since the administration felt compelled to reassure people in the wake of last year's rankings.

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby howie » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:06 pm

hypothetical situation: now let pretend a firm actively recruited students from law school B, however, the school dropped 15 slots in the ranking. Does anyone really think that firm is no longer going to be hiring those kids? seriously?

i do give credit for US news successfully marketing their ranking, next year I would like to see some ranking that describe the attractiveness of the female student body, also how about a ranking that gives me some odds on how likely it would be for me to find an aspiring female attorney to mate with

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby arundodonax » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:17 pm

If my options pulled a Hawaii, I might take a second look, but with minimal changes, there is not much to consider.

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby mcm17 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:21 pm

It's "fazed," people. My God, you're all going to be lawyers?

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby Reinhardt » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:31 pm

mcm17 wrote:It's "fazed," people. My God, you're all going to be lawyers?


In previous years, people have been so shocked that they partially phased out of this universe.

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby Thirteen » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:33 pm

I've only been admitted to one school, so the changes haven't fazed me or changed my decision, haha. Luckily, the school is in my target market, and I have received a scholarship.

EDIT: I somehow wrote phased when I made my original post :oops: .
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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby tomhobbes » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:41 pm

mcm17 wrote:It's "fazed," people. My God, you're all going to be lawyers?


Seriously? Are the two really that related?

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby traehekat » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:51 am

Honestly, I can't imagine anyone with half a brain being too caught up with fluctuations in rankings. I don't believe employers change their opinion of a school based on whether they went up or down in the rankings. In fact, I really don't think employers' opinions of schools ever change. The rankings have basically been set for life - very few schools will gain or lose a significant amount of prestige in the next 10, 15, 20 years. If employers' opinions about schools, or more accurately, graduates of certain schools, actually DO actually change, I highly doubt it is because of some arbitrary jump or drop.

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby AngryAvocado » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:55 am

I was headed to Chicago, but only if they jumped at least 2 spots. Now it's time for Plan B: sell my shit and move to Kenya.

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby SandyC877 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:06 am

mcm17 wrote:It's "fazed," people. My God, you're all going to be lawyers?


People write stuff with errors in stuff sometimes.

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Re: Anyone else here not really phased by the new rankings?

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:11 am

AngryAvocado wrote:I was headed to Chicago, but only if they jumped at least 2 spots. Now it's time for Plan B: sell my shit and move to Kenya.

Yup, I just withdrew from Chicago. Only a one spot jump? TTT, indeed. I heard they are a bunch of eggheads.


(Note Chicago admissions: I still plan on attending.. please don't rescind my acceptance. I was only joking.)

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Re: Anyone else here not really fazed by the new rankings?

Postby flcath » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:26 am

I'm not fazed (or phased, for that matter), but then my schools of interest didn't change much.

If I were on the fence about GW, I'd feel a hell of a lot better pulling the trigger.
If I were debating b/t UF and FSU (one spot apart last) year, these rankings might have actually made the difference.
Honestly, I'd be concerned if I were looking at Fordham, especially w/o much $$$.
IU-B will lose people who were thinking of taking it over a less-generous UIUC/ND offer.
GULC administrators can finally unclench their assholes and sit comfortably for the first time in weeks... until next year.

Also, I now agree *exactly* with the T14 rankings.

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Re: Anyone else here not really fazed by the new rankings?

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:31 am

It's good to discuss, to a point, but it won't affect my choices a single bit.

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Re: Anyone else here not really fazed by the new rankings?

Postby swimbrad » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:36 am

SandyC877 wrote:I haven't changed my mind about my choice of school. USNRW Ranking is entertaining, but not a major factor.

Discuss.


This is TLS heresy - fo sho

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Re: Anyone else here not really fazed by the new rankings?

Postby honestabe84 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:48 pm

Changes in the rankings only faze people who get an ego boost when they tell others where they're going to law school.

Each school still has the exact same reputation as it did last year as far as employers are concerned. Employers aren't all of a sudden going to say "WOW. We will definitely start hiring more ASU grads." or "I used to think Missouri was a decent schools but it is obviously a crap law school now."

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Re: Anyone else here not really fazed by the new rankings?

Postby de5igual » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:52 pm

flcath wrote:GULC administrators can finally unclench their assholes and sit comfortably for the first time in weeks... until next year.

Also, I now agree *exactly* with the T14 rankings.


I was kind of hoping that UT/UCLA would at least tie GULC this year, but next year it's even less likely to happen now that GULC has basically changed its PT program

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Re: Anyone else here not really fazed by the new rankings?

Postby bigben » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:55 pm

Anyone who has a minimal grasp of reality will not be fazed by new rankings.

Of course, plenty of people here are nonetheless fazed.




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