Defining "Peer School"

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Defining "Peer School"

Postby mrtux45 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:47 am

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Re: Defining "Peer School"

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Re: Defining "Peer School"

Postby Lawschool305 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:33 am

Any thoughts on how a lower T-14 would look at a full ride to WUSTL/Vandy, and what potential negotatition one could conduct?

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Re: Defining "Peer School"

Postby cavalier1138 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:41 pm

Lawschool305 wrote:Any thoughts on how a lower T-14 would look at a full ride to WUSTL/Vandy, and what potential negotatition one could conduct?


WashU is renowned for hurling money at people, so their offer doesn't hold a lot of weight. Vanderbilt might carry a little more.

But it also depends on the school. Each admissions office has a different idea of who their peers are.

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Re: Defining "Peer School"

Postby CPAlawHopefu » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:25 pm

I think the categorization of peer schools have little to do with location and much more to do with their reputation and prestige (which has little to do with ranking).

Peer schools, IMO, indicates schools that hold a similar level of prestige and reputation in their respective region, but do not necessarily have to compete for the same market.

For example, BC and BU are definitely peer schools in that they are pretty much identical in prestige, but I would also add Notre Dame, George Washington, USC, UCLA, Texas, Vanderbilt, WUSTL, Emory, and Fordham as their peers since all these schools hold a similar level of reputation within their own respective region (Not quite in the T14 status but are the dominant biglaw/clerkship feeder schools in their target region).



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