rad lulz wrote: NCGuy wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Go look at the employment stats and you will see that the distinction between T2 and T3/4 is largely meaningless.
I've seen the employment stats but I still think it's a bit unfair to lump Penn State/MSU in with the TJs and Cooleys of the world. In terms of educational quality, they're still in the upper half of law schools in the country. You won't get BIG LAWL from either tier though
As far as MSU goes though, where they top out in the rankings may be a good indicator of where A&M could end up.
Educational quality is basically meaningless, you know.
Also the rankings are basically meaningless.
Yes, rankings for any given year are meaningless in comparison to employment numbers, but they are part of long term strategies. Of course that shouldn't matter to you as a law student, but it does matter to the schools. Higher rankings gain interest from better candidates, better candidates raise the rankings and do a better job in the workplace, schools with better people in the workplace and higher rankings will slowly gain a bit more attention from employers. etc, etc...
Though MSU is still a private school, technically, and I am not sure about PSU, MSU does offer a lot of financial help. State schools that can reduce the price of law school will be a big help to the profession in general. Despite the troubles in the legal market, the real problem is the cost of the legal education, and less so about the number of lawyers. As hard as it may be to believe, there are many many people that need competent representation that can't afford it. It can be argued that the Cooleys of this world care less about the quality of the education, and more about the money it makes. I think this will be less true at places like TAMU, or at least I hope so.