Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

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Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Neander » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:21 am

Today I was discussing law schools with my parents. After dropping serveral extremely good law school names, they seemed unimpressed (UPenn, Duke, UVA, UMich). My dad was like, "If you get into Georgetown, you will go there over UVA!"

Is this mismatch between actual rankings and lay people's prestige rankings typical? I obviously won't let it affect what school I inevitably choose, but it was pretty striking to me (hence this post).

P.S.: If any of you want to make a prestige list of the T14, feel free. I'm actually pretty interested.

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Lawquacious » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:23 am

love these lay prestige threads.. YESSSSSSSSSSS

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby cynthia rose » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:24 am

In before the ton of sarcastic "no, this has NEVER been discussed before!" comments.

And yes, this is typical. Lay prestige never matches up with actual prestige within law. And also, it varies by region.

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Neander » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:24 am

Lawquacious wrote:love these lay prestige threads.. YESSSSSSSSSSS


Why I am a noobie? Do they usually devolve into flame wars?

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby rayiner » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:24 am

Neander wrote:Today I was discussing law schools with my parents. After dropping serveral extremely good law school names, they seemed unimpressed (UPenn, Duke, UVA, UMich). My dad was like, "If you get into Georgetown, you will go there over UVA!"

Is this mismatch between actual rankings and lay people's prestige rankings typical? I obviously won't let it affect what school I inevitably choose, but it was pretty striking to me (hence this post).

P.S.: If any of you want to make a prestige list of the T14, feel free. I'm actually pretty interested.


Asian/Indian?

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Neander » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:25 am

rayiner wrote:
Neander wrote:Today I was discussing law schools with my parents. After dropping serveral extremely good law school names, they seemed unimpressed (UPenn, Duke, UVA, UMich). My dad was like, "If you get into Georgetown, you will go there over UVA!"

Is this mismatch between actual rankings and lay people's prestige rankings typical? I obviously won't let it affect what school I inevitably choose, but it was pretty striking to me (hence this post).

P.S.: If any of you want to make a prestige list of the T14, feel free. I'm actually pretty interested.


Asian/Indian?


Close. We are Greek (see my tar). But Greek immigrant families are pretty neurotic too.

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Lawquacious » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:25 am

Harvard
Yale
Columbia
Chicago
Stanford
Georgetown
Cornell
Duke
Northwestern
....

Michigan?
Virginia?
NYU?


Yeah, I said that. We are talking lay prestige ppl.

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby PaulKriske » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:26 am

Lawquacious wrote:Harvard
Yale
Columbia
Chicago
Stanford
Georgetown
Cornell
Duke
Northwestern
....

Michigan?
Virginia?
NYU?


Yeah, I said that. We are talking lay prestige ppl.


yeah right, cornell is that high.

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Neander » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:27 am

Lawquacious wrote:Harvard
Yale
Columbia
Chicago
Stanford
Georgetown
Cornell
Duke
Northwestern
....

Michigan?
Virginia?
NYU?


Yeah, I said that. We are talking lay prestige ppl.


Not sure if I agree with Columbia and Chicago being more prestigious than Stanford or with Georgetown being more prestigious than Duke.

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Lawquacious » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:27 am

PaulKriske wrote:
Lawquacious wrote:Harvard
Yale
Columbia
Chicago
Stanford
Georgetown
Cornell
Duke
Northwestern
....

Michigan?
Virginia?
NYU?


Yeah, I said that. We are talking lay prestige ppl.


yeah right, cornell is that high.


In lay prestige, any Ivy kicks the shit out of NYU, Michigan, Virginia...

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby fanmingrui » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:28 am

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby laxbrah420 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:28 am

As a lay person myself, here's my list:

Yale
Harvard
Stanford
Chicago
Columbia
UPenn
NYU
Cornell
Georgetown
Northwestern
Berkeley
Virginia
Michigan
Duke

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby smaug_ » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:29 am

first of all this is HYS>>>>anything else, but

HYS
Duke
Columbia
Georgetown
Penn
UVA
Mich
Cornell
NU
NYU

EDIT: I guess I should put Cal at the bottom because I'm most likely to forget about it.
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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Lawquacious » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:29 am

Neander wrote:
Lawquacious wrote:Harvard
Yale
Columbia
Chicago
Stanford
Georgetown
Cornell
Duke
Northwestern
....

Michigan?
Virginia?
NYU?


Yeah, I said that. We are talking lay prestige ppl.


Not sure if I agree with Columbia and Chicago being more prestigious than Stanford or with Georgetown being more prestigious than Duke.



Just sayin'.... before I started seriously looking at law schools, although I thought of Stanford as overall very prefstigious I didn't even know Stanford Law existed.

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Lawquacious » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:29 am

hibiki wrote:first of all this is HYS>>>>anything else, but

HYS
Duke
Columbia
Georgetown
Penn
UVA
Mich
Cornell
NU
NYU



From the SE USA?

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby smaug_ » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:30 am

From the Great Lakes, actually.

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Neander » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:31 am

Mine:
Harvard
Yale
Stanford
Columbia
UPenn
Duke
Cornell
Northwestern
Georgetown
Chicago
Berkeley
NYU
Virginia
Michigan

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby laxbrah420 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:32 am

welp, I think we've established in a short number of posts that since there isn't agreement within the lay community pertaining to prestige, fuck it.

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Lawquacious » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:32 am

hibiki wrote:From the Great Lakes, actually.



Nice. Surpised that ppl from other regions think Duke is so prestigious. Never thought of it that way before (From NE originally).

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Lawquacious » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:33 am

Neander wrote:Mine:
Harvard
Yale
Stanford
Columbia
UPenn
Duke
Cornell
Northwestern
Georgetown
Chicago
Berkeley
NYU
Virginia
Michigan


I can basically agree with that, although I think U Chicago has more lay prestige than most ppl give it credit for.

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Neander » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:33 am

Lawquacious wrote:
hibiki wrote:From the Great Lakes, actually.



Nice. Surpised that ppl from other regions think Duke is so prestigious. Never thought of it that way before (From NE originally).


I live in the NE and see Duke as being the most prestigious non-ivy behind Stanford MIT and Caltech.

Definitely have always viewed Duke as more prestigious than Cornell and Dartmouth but behind all the other ivies.

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Chucky21 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:34 am

Lawquacious wrote:
hibiki wrote:From the Great Lakes, actually.



Nice. Surpised that ppl from other regions think Duke is so prestigious. Never thought of it that way before (From NE originally).


Same, I never thought of it that way either... still don't, but I understand the legal eduaction is great there... but then so is the education from other T 14s.


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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:37 am

hibiki wrote:first of all this is HYS>>>>anything else, but

HYS
Duke
Columbia
Georgetown
Penn
UVA
Mich
Cornell
NU
NYU


Duke that hight? I'd say it looks something like this.

Harvard
Yale
Stanford
Columbia
Penn
Georgetown
Berkeley
NYU
Duke
Cornell
Chicago
Northwestern
UVA
Michigan

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Re: Ranking of T14, from most to least prestigious

Postby Neander » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:37 am

Other than Duke, what other schools vary widly in peoples' prestige conceptions?
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