2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

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Re: 2011 US NEWS RANKINGS RELEASED!!!!!

Postby bk1 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:52 pm

YCrevolution wrote:I don't really see why they're so indignant about the bolded.


Because LLMs r srs bsns.

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby tourdeforcex » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:43 pm

anyone know when the print edition comes out?

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby jimbob321 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:20 pm

PSA for newbies: US News & WR only takes into consideration the MEDIAN LSAT and median GPA. The ranges are just FYI but the MEDIANS are used to calculate the rankings. That's why MEDIANS are so important in law school admissions.

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Re: 2011 US NEWS RANKINGS RELEASED!!!!!

Postby northwood » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:22 pm

esq wrote:I guess I can now become an advocate for the family dog through UVA - hope Fido pays well. Thank you for this Bob Barker. :|



not a bad idea!

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby DukeCornell » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:11 am

Wow @ Richmond!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby Watson » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:43 am

ITT people misunderstand the "T14" grouping.

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby Jackson Pollock » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:21 am

formerbiglawpartner wrote:Great news for UT which was already the top school in one of the top economies/legal markets in the country. Now it will expand its national range. UT should only continue moving up in these rankings (for what they are worth) under their new dean, formerly from NYU. He's positioning the school to be THE place for practice in Latin America, one of the main markets in the 21st century. Not sure if they've formally announced the program yet, but they have established a program with ITAM, one of the most prestigious universities in Mexico (Pres. Calderon went there) so that students can attend their third year yet graduate from UT. If you attend a second year at ITAM for law, you will be licensed in Mexico. They are looking at similar programs in Argentina and Brazil. As a project finance attorney, the only places you do deals where English doesn't govern the transaction documents are Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. Brilliant strategy on the part of UT Law!


I also heard that if you do your second year at ITAM, you have the option of doing your own negotiations when you get kidnapped.....



I'm just kidding. I am happy to see UT rise up.

Still puzzled about IUB's continuous climb. I wonder when they're going to run out of money and drop like a brick.

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:31 am

Jackson Pollock wrote:Still puzzled about IUB's continuous climb. I wonder when they're going to run out of money and drop like a brick.


It might. But that's part of a plan.

Here is how this works: A school will spend a lot of money on massive scholarships to raise the rank of the school (raising the expenditures and attracting high LSAT/GPA students). Over time, people with scores in this range will begin automatically applying to the school because they will feel as though the school is as good as the schools around it. Years after students begin doing this, the law school will stop handing out so much in scholarships - but - the high LSAT/GPA students will still apply and attend because they feel as though the school is as good as its peers because it has been ranked where it is for so long. Whether a school that does this is as good as the schools around it is to be determined on a case by case basis.

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Postby esq » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:51 am

^I also think that their recruiting is quite impressive. They have their students reach out to their potential recruits, it's actually a very nice personal touch. Though I won't be going, both of the students that I talked to were very nice and answered many of my questions about the school. IUB is the only school that does this, as far as I know.

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Postby seriously???? » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:35 pm

esq wrote:^I also think that their recruiting is quite impressive. They have their students reach out to their potential recruits, it's actually a very nice personal touch. Though I won't be going, both of the students that I talked to were very nice and answered many of my questions about the school. IUB is the only school that does this, as far as I know.


yeah, but these admissions kids are being paid. perspectives become much different when you speak to someone not on the payroll. so, the personal touches provided by IUB actually swayed me away from the school, because they simply lie.

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby run26.2 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:53 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:
Jackson Pollock wrote:Still puzzled about IUB's continuous climb. I wonder when they're going to run out of money and drop like a brick.


It might. But that's part of a plan.

Here is how this works: A school will spend a lot of money on massive scholarships to raise the rank of the school (raising the expenditures and attracting high LSAT/GPA students). Over time, people with scores in this range will begin automatically applying to the school because they will feel as though the school is as good as the schools around it. Years after students begin doing this, the law school will stop handing out so much in scholarships - but - the high LSAT/GPA students will still apply and attend because they feel as though the school is as good as its peers because it has been ranked where it is for so long. Whether a school that does this is as good as the schools around it is to be determined on a case by case basis.

Emory does this. It isn't always successful, although it might result in short-term changes in USNWR rankings. Other factors besides medians will need to remain in place for the school to sustain its rank.

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby eamonbriggs08 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:04 pm

Does anyone have the FULL list of the law firms ranking of law schools? Specifically, I'm interested in knowing where the schools in Texas rank. Thanks!

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby HarlandBassett » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:32 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:
Jackson Pollock wrote:Still puzzled about IUB's continuous climb. I wonder when they're going to run out of money and drop like a brick.


It might. But that's part of a plan.

Here is how this works: A school will spend a lot of money on massive scholarships to raise the rank of the school (raising the expenditures and attracting high LSAT/GPA students). Over time, people with scores in this range will begin automatically applying to the school because they will feel as though the school is as good as the schools around it. Years after students begin doing this, the law school will stop handing out so much in scholarships - but - the high LSAT/GPA students will still apply and attend because they feel as though the school is as good as its peers because it has been ranked where it is for so long. Whether a school that does this is as good as the schools around it is to be determined on a case by case basis.

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby jtemp320 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:48 pm

HarlandBassett wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:
Jackson Pollock wrote:Still puzzled about IUB's continuous climb. I wonder when they're going to run out of money and drop like a brick.


It might. But that's part of a plan.

Here is how this works: A school will spend a lot of money on massive scholarships to raise the rank of the school (raising the expenditures and attracting high LSAT/GPA students). Over time, people with scores in this range will begin automatically applying to the school because they will feel as though the school is as good as the schools around it. Years after students begin doing this, the law school will stop handing out so much in scholarships - but - the high LSAT/GPA students will still apply and attend because they feel as though the school is as good as its peers because it has been ranked where it is for so long. Whether a school that does this is as good as the schools around it is to be determined on a case by case basis.

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Weebay!!! Nice one

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

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Someone could score some serious White Person points if they could pinpoint what scene from The Wire that animated GIF is taken from.

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

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when Stringer Bell chastises Weebay and the others for shooting Kima, inciting the entire Baltimore police force to hunt down the Barksdale organization

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:07 pm

Many law schools use current law students as contacts for prospective law students.

Indiana's scholarship fund donation was either $30 or $35 million so it could easily last decades if only 8% or so is given out each year as scholarships. Of course, this depends in large part upon the investment return on the donated funds.

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby txadv11 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:07 pm

eamonbriggs08 wrote:Does anyone have the FULL list of the law firms ranking of law schools? Specifically, I'm interested in knowing where the schools in Texas rank. Thanks!

+1

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby lovelaw27 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:44 pm

Law schools ranked by law firms


#1 Harvard University
#2 Stanford University
#2 Yale University
#4 Columbia University
#4 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
#6 New York University
#6 University of Virginia
#8 Cornell University
#8 Duke University
#8 Northwestern University
#8 University of California--Berkeley
#8 University of Chicago
#13 Georgetown University
#13 University of Pennsylvania
#15 Vanderbilt University
#15 Washington University in St. Louis
#17 University of Texas--Austin
#18 Boston University
#18 Emory University
#18 University of California--Los Angeles
#18 University of Minnesota--Twin Cities
#18 University of Notre Dame
#18 University of Southern California (Gould)
#18 Washington and Lee University
#25 Boston College
#25 University of Iowa
#25 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
#28 College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe)
#28 George Washington University
#28 University of California (Hastings)
#28 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
#32 Brigham Young University (Clark)
#32 Fordham University
#32 Indiana University--Bloomington (Maurer)
#32 University of Arizona (Rogers)
#32 University of Washington
#32 University of Wisconsin--Madison
#38 Ohio State University (Moritz)
#38 Tulane University
#38 Wake Forest University
#41 Southern Methodist University (Dedman)
#41 University of Utah (Quinney)
#43 American University (Washington)
#43 Arizona State University (O'Connor)
#43 University of Alabama
#43 University of California--Davis
#43 University of Florida (Levin)
#43 University of Georgia
#43 University of Oklahoma
#50 Baylor University
#50 Pepperdine University
#50 University of Colorado--Boulder
#50 University of Kansas
#50 University of Kentucky
#50 University of Miami
#50 University of Oregon
#50 University of Richmond (Williams)
#58 George Mason University
#58 Gonzaga University
#58 Loyola University Chicago
#58 Marquette University
#58 Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson)
#58 University of Houston
#58 University of Maryland
#58 University of Mississippi
#58 University of Missouri
#67 Catholic University of America (Columbus)
#67 DePaul University
#67 Drake University
#67 Indiana University--Indianapolis
#67 Loyola Marymount University
#67 St. Louis University
#67 Temple University (Beasley)
#67 University of Connecticut
#67 University of Denver (Sturm)
#67 University of Louisville (Brandeis)
#67 University of San Diego
#67 University of Tennessee--Knoxville
#67 Villanova University
#67 Yeshiva University (Cardozo)
#81 Brooklyn Law School
#81 Case Western Reserve University
#81 Creighton University
#81 Florida State University
#81 Hofstra University
#81 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)
#81 Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge (Hebert)
#81 Loyola University New Orleans
#81 Michigan State University
#81 Samford University (Cumberland)
#81 Seattle University
#81 University of Cincinnati
#81 University of Nebraska--Lincoln
#81 University of Pittsburgh
#81 University of South Carolina
#96 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent)
#96 Santa Clara University
#96 Seton Hall University
#96 Syracuse University
#96 Vermont Law School
#96 West Virginia University
#102 Howard University
#102 Pace University
#102 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Newark
#102 St. John's University
#102 University of Maine
#102 Wayne State University
#108 Georgia State University
#108 Mercer University (George)
#108 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Camden
#108 University of New Hampshire School of Law
#108 Valparaiso University
#113 Ohio Northern University (Pettit)
#113 Suffolk University
#113 University of San Francisco
#116 Northeastern University
#116 Stetson University
#116 University of Missouri--Kansas City
#116 University of Nevada--Las Vegas (Boyd)
#116 Washburn University
#121 John Marshall Law School
#121 New York Law School
#121 University of Toledo
#124 New England School of Law
#124 Quinnipiac University
#124 William Mitchell College of Law
#127 Albany Law School
#127 Thomas Jefferson School of Law
#129 North Carolina Central University
#129 Northern Illinois University
#129 Southern Illinois University--Carbondale

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Re: 2011 US NEWS RANKINGS RELEASED!!!!!

Postby jmhar3 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:31 pm

onthemoney wrote:St. John's drops 24 spots! Now #95!



How could St. John's be ranked lower than Hofstra now???????

That makes ZERO sense. In my mind, this puts the dagger in the legitimacy of US News Rankings.

Can anyone explain that?

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Re: 2011 US NEWS RANKINGS RELEASED!!!!!

Postby 09042014 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:35 pm

jmhar3 wrote:
onthemoney wrote:St. John's drops 24 spots! Now #95!



How could St. John's be ranked lower than Hofstra now???????

That makes ZERO sense. In my mind, this puts the dagger in the legitimacy of US News Rankings.

Can anyone explain that?


Capriciously weighted methodology mostly determined by unscientific mail in surveys.

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Re: 2011 US NEWS RANKINGS RELEASED!!!!!

Postby jmhar3 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:42 pm

jmhar3 wrote:
onthemoney wrote:St. John's drops 24 spots! Now #95!



How could St. John's be ranked lower than Hofstra now???????

That makes ZERO sense. In my mind, this puts the dagger in the legitimacy of US News Rankings.

Can anyone explain that?



And they rank St. John's below SUNY Buffalo--ABSURD! This makes zero sense. I think the US News crew is on crack. No it must be something stronger--acid most likely.

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby jmhar3 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:56 pm

Apparently, there was a change of methodology this year. In the employment statistics area of the ranking formula, US News included people who are unemployed and not seeking employment in their calculation of employment outlook--which may or may not be better.

To put it in perspective, if the US gov used such methodology--the unemployment rate would be like over 20% as opposed to 9 percent.

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Re: 2012 US News & World Report Law School Rankings

Postby drummerboy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:01 pm

if this is true, excellent perspective and quite comforting

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Re: 2011 US NEWS RANKINGS RELEASED!!!!!

Postby smittelman6 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:13 pm

jmhar3 wrote:And they rank St. John's below SUNY Buffalo--ABSURD! This makes zero sense. I think the US News crew is on crack. No it must be something stronger--acid most likely.


buffalo actually does very well in the Western NY market. if you don't mind being in the middle of freakin nowhere, it's actually not a bad place to be-- i.e. there is almost no competition for jobs there (because really, who wants to work in buffalo). you're pretty much it, plus you have little debt (if you're from NY state)... whereas st. john's grads are competing with four higher-ranked NYC schools, PLUS all of the other t14s who choose to come to ny after graduation.

i wholeheartedly agree that usnews is on crack (maybe both crack and acid), but i'm just not sure that buffalo being above st. john's is the situation that proves this to be true.




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