solidsnake wrote:This is such a stupid topic. Why does this matter to you? Do you think firms, judges, or clients ask what category "B" goes in? Grow the fuck up.
Why are you here? And how is that not a legitimate question? Please explain. As a courtesy, I will explain why it is relevant. True, TLS seems to draw a fair number of uneducated 0Ls who nevertheless persist in making bold sweeping statements. However, the tiers I referenced generally correspond to job prospects, i.e. HYS will provide better job prospects than CCN which will provide better job prospects than MVP, and so on. Or, at least, that is their purported intention. I do not believe they are grouped according to sexiness (see University of Chicago), lay prestige (see New York University or Chicago), or glamor of location (see Yale).
Other schools that have tended to attract a fair amount of attention and praise include Vanderbilt, among others. Why? Job placement outperforms ranking. Schools that have attracted scorn? Cornell and Georgetown, whose job placement seems to underperform their ranking ITE.
My question was, Why does Berkeley not factor into these discussions? Why are they not generally placed into a peer group, which would provide a relevant metric for people searching for information about their placement, portability, etc.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to base my decision on which group they're placed into - and I hope no one who reads this for information will do that. However, I am curious as to the reason, and I think many people have done a reasonably adequate job of explaining it.
I will try to grow up, though, and I urge you to attempt to do the same. Cheers.