honestabe84 wrote: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."
Why not? I would think a large jump in the rankings would
get employers attention. You don't think employers are going to recognize the fact that Loyola moved from 72 to 56? Or that Chapman moved from T3 to T2 status? I don't think it makes much of a difference for the top 30 schools; but schools that jump more than 10 spots in the rankings, or move up in tier are going to attract attention.
Actually, I'm not even sure employers look at the rankings, unless they know nothing about a school from which an applicant is applying. From what I understand it is the reputation of a school within a region (which is already set) and the the alumni base of a particular firm that dictates how firms hire.
And no, I don't think LA partners are all of sudden going to think that the caliber of graduates from Loyola is so much better than they use to be. These firms already know what type of grads each school produces, and they don't need USNWR to tell them anything. Further, a school ranked 56 and a school ranked 72 is the exact same IMHO.