New Rankings: by Career Prospects; Experience; Quality;Profs

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Kilpatrick
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Re: New Rankings: by Career Prospects; Experience; Quality;Profs

Postby Kilpatrick » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:48 pm

No you said that was all of TLS. That's false.

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Re: New Rankings: by Career Prospects; Experience; Quality;Profs

Postby lisjjen » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:03 pm

There are two kinds of people I have discovered on this forum. Serious pre-law and law students, and the stereotypical internet kid who might think it would be fun to go to law school at some point. The former would never give such fluffy advice, the latter always will. In my experience, the mix has unfortunately been closer to half and half.

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Re: New Rankings: by Career Prospects; Experience; Quality;Profs

Postby dcpolitico » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:01 pm

For those that don't want to register for a Princeton Review account, these are the Top 10 Best Career Prospects for 2011:

  1. University of Pennsylvania Law School
  2. Northwestern University School of Law
  3. New York University School of Law
  4. Vanderbilt University Law School
  5. Harvard University Law School
  6. University of Chicago Law School
  7. University of Virginia School of Law
  8. University of Michigan Law School
  9. Boston College Law School
  10. Boston University School of Law
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Re: New Rankings: by Career Prospects; Experience; Quality;Profs

Postby clintonius » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:20 pm

WOOT. Eat that, "peer schools."

(If only that list weren't flatly wrong)

(Thanks for posting, though. I was curious, and a bit miffed when it prompted me to register)

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Re: New Rankings: by Career Prospects; Experience; Quality;Profs

Postby dcpolitico » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:23 pm

And for those interested, here are the 2010 National Law Journal's top 10 best career prospects:

  1. Northwestern University School of Law
  2. Columbia Law School
  3. Stanford Law School
  4. University of Chicago Law School
  5. University of Virginia School of Law
  6. University of Michigan Law School
  7. University of Pennsylvania Law School
  8. New York University School of Law
  9. University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  10. Duke Law School
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Re: New Rankings: by Career Prospects; Experience; Quality;Profs

Postby HamDel » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:25 pm

nealric wrote:
Or self selection. If I wanted to go into business I would go to Penn, especially if I could get into Wharton too.


Next to nobody choses Penn over Yale absent a full ride. I don't care what your business interests are. If you want to go into business: YLS -> WLRK -> PE.


I hope you're joking. (directed at nealric).
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Re: New Rankings: by Career Prospects; Experience; Quality;Profs

Postby dcpolitico » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:30 pm

I think roughly 50% of HLS and Yale JDs clerk after graduation, which explains why these schools are ranked so low for career prospects.

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Re: New Rankings: by Career Prospects; Experience; Quality;Profs

Postby IAFG » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:36 pm

dcpolitico wrote:I think roughly 50% of HLS and Yale JDs clerk after graduation, which explains why these schools are ranked so low for career prospects.
50% seems wildly over-estimated to me, but it's probably more to do with people who end up doing prestigious PI right out of school.

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Re: New Rankings: by Career Prospects; Experience; Quality;Profs

Postby pinkzeppelin » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:34 am

I think I'll just ignore anything that site has to say. It tells you that Yale is a safety for someone with a 174/3.91. (It says it's a safety if you're above both medians... because we know how true that is)

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Re: New Rankings: by Career Prospects; Experience; Quality;Profs

Postby BCLS » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:36 am

dcpolitico wrote:For those that don't want to register for a Princeton Review account, these are the Top 10 Best Career Prospects for 2011:

  1. University of Pennsylvania Law School
  2. Northwestern University School of Law
  3. New York University School of Law
  4. Vanderbilt University Law School
  5. Harvard University Law School
  6. University of Chicago Law School
  7. University of Virginia School of Law
  8. University of Michigan Law School
  9. Boston College Law School
  10. Boston University School of Law


O.o :)

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Re: New Rankings: by Career Prospects; Experience; Quality;Profs

Postby J Burrito » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:31 pm

Thought this might be interesting to some of you. Since PR doesn't actually rank all of the schools, Tax Prof Blog used PR's data to construct such a cumulative ranking. Harvard is tied with USC and UC Davis at #21, Yale is tied with Cardozo at #39.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog ... ceton.html

Discuss.
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Re: New Rankings: by Career Prospects; Experience; Quality;Profs

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:38 pm

There rankings aren't wrong because USNEWS says they are, they are wrong because they don't match reality.

Go to Yale and ask how many 2L's couldn't find a 2L SA then go compared with Penn. 40% of Penn students will be missing one, and maybe 10 of Yale (probably 0, but maybe a couple people overbid).

USNews really only guides 0L decision making. How many years has Boalt been top 6 or 7? How many years has it placed exactly as well as Cornell?




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