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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby big_willy_style_333 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:15 pm

TheTaylor wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
TudoBem wrote:Do you want to get a high paying job @ V100?
Top 10 by % of graduates placed at the V100.

Source: National Law Journal - The TOP 10 - 2017


Rank Law school % OF 2016 GRADUATES AT THE LARGEST 100 FIRMS
1 Columbia Law School 57.07%
2 University of Chicago Law School 48.84%
3 Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law 47.58%
4 Cornell Law School 47.54%
5 New York University School of Law 47.42%
6 Duke Law School 45.50%
7 University of Virginia School of Law 44.85%
8 University of Pennsylvania Law School 43.80%
9 Harvard Law School 42.81%
10 Stanford Law School 39.34%

Just lol @ Yale. Why suffer through three years of living in New Haven for a school that can't even place you in big law? Pathetic.


Because a large percentage of these students do clerkships, public interest, etc. They all want to be the next Supreme Court Justice or POTUS. They pass up on big law so that they can advance their career in prestigious government jobs. That is also why Harvard and Stanford are low on the list, same deal.

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby BVest » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:15 pm

Hikikomorist wrote:
PrezRand wrote:LACs are dope.
Amherst, Williams, Swarthmore, CMC, Pomona, Wesleyan

Torn on Claremont McKenna. Great numbers, but overshadowed by Pomona.

Blatant anti-Bowdoin trolling up in here.
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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby slurp » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:15 pm

TheTaylor wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
TudoBem wrote:Do you want to get a high paying job @ V100?
Top 10 by % of graduates placed at the V100.

Source: National Law Journal - The TOP 10 - 2017


Rank Law school % OF 2016 GRADUATES AT THE LARGEST 100 FIRMS
1 Columbia Law School 57.07%
2 University of Chicago Law School 48.84%
3 Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law 47.58%
4 Cornell Law School 47.54%
5 New York University School of Law 47.42%
6 Duke Law School 45.50%
7 University of Virginia School of Law 44.85%
8 University of Pennsylvania Law School 43.80%
9 Harvard Law School 42.81%
10 Stanford Law School 39.34%

Just lol @ Yale. Why suffer through three years of living in New Haven for a school that can't even place you in big law? Pathetic.


Because a large percentage of these students do clerkships, public interest, etc. They all want to be the next Supreme Court Justice or POTUS. They pass up on big law so that they can advance their career in prestigious government jobs. That is also why Harvard and Stanford are low on the list, same deal.

Thank you for enlightening us

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby mjb447 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:17 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
ood's_brother wrote:According to the Princeton Review, lay prestige is as follows

The colleges parents most named as their “dream college” for their children were:

1. Stanford Law School
2. Harvard Law School
3. Princeton University School of Law
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Law school
5.Duke University
6. University of Michigan — Ann Arbor
7. University of Notre Dame
8. New York University
9. University of Pennsylvania
10.University of Southern California

https://www.princetonreview.com/press/c ... ss-release


The princeton thing is always amusing to me. I've had ~3? people ask me if I applied to Princeton. The first time I thought it was a joke, then I realized that pop-culture just made everyone think Princeton has a great law school. Bizarre conversation every time.


I just fell in a wikipedia rabbit hole.

Fun facts:

Princeton had a law school from 1847 until 1852.

Sonia Sotomayor has an honorary doctor of law from Princeton. So no law school, but they're still handing out law degrees.

Did you also temporarily deadend in the article on Joseph Coerten Hornblower like I did?

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:20 pm

BVest wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
PrezRand wrote:LACs are dope.
Amherst, Williams, Swarthmore, CMC, Pomona, Wesleyan

Torn on Claremont McKenna. Great numbers, but overshadowed by Pomona.

Blatant anti-Bowdoin trolling up in here.

I had a Lyft driver who was really excited that I was able to guess he had attended Bowdoin from him telling me he attended an LAC in Maine.

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby BVest » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:22 pm

Hikikomorist wrote:
BVest wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
PrezRand wrote:LACs are dope.
Amherst, Williams, Swarthmore, CMC, Pomona, Wesleyan

Torn on Claremont McKenna. Great numbers, but overshadowed by Pomona.

Blatant anti-Bowdoin trolling up in here.

I had a Lyft driver who was really excited that I was able to guess he had attended Bowdoin from him telling me he attended an LAC in Maine.

Knowing you, I assume that was your first guess and you didn't say Colby first.
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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:25 pm

BVest wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
BVest wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
PrezRand wrote:LACs are dope.
Amherst, Williams, Swarthmore, CMC, Pomona, Wesleyan

Torn on Claremont McKenna. Great numbers, but overshadowed by Pomona.

Blatant anti-Bowdoin trolling up in here.

I had a Lyft driver who was really excited that I was able to guess he had attended Bowdoin from him telling me he attended an LAC in Maine.

Knowing you, I assume that was your first guess and you didn't say Colby first.

People typically don't vague-share where they attended college by giving a state if their school wasn't the best one in that state.

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby Nebby » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:32 pm

Isn't the joke that a LAC grad now drives for Lyft?

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby MKC » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:34 pm

Nebby wrote:Isn't the joke that a LAC grad now drives for Lyft?


LAC grads don't learn practical life skills like driving.
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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby Hikikomorist » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:35 pm

Nebby wrote:Isn't the joke that a LAC grad now drives for Lyft?

I think he was writing a book or attending graduate school.

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby Nebby » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:38 pm

Hikikomorist wrote:
Nebby wrote:Isn't the joke that a LAC grad now drives for Lyft?

I think he was writing a book or attending graduate school.

Typical

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby BVest » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:39 pm

Hikikomorist wrote:
Nebby wrote:Isn't the joke that a LAC grad now drives for Lyft?

I think he was writing a book or attending graduate school.


Clearly writing a book about attending grad school.
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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby PrezRand » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:53 pm

BVest wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
PrezRand wrote:LACs are dope.
Amherst, Williams, Swarthmore, CMC, Pomona, Wesleyan

Torn on Claremont McKenna. Great numbers, but overshadowed by Pomona.

Blatant anti-Bowdoin trolling up in here.

I actually adore Bowdoin

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby cron1834 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:57 pm

UG prestige whoring is actually pretty pathetic, on multiple levels. Let's get back to making fun of GULC and Boalt.

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby rpupkin » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:57 pm

TheTaylor wrote:
rpupkin wrote:Just lol @ Yale. Why suffer through three years of living in New Haven for a school that can't even place you in big law? Pathetic.


Because a large percentage of these students do clerkships, public interest, etc. They all want to be the next Supreme Court Justice or POTUS.

In the last 50 years, the number of students to graduate from Yale Law School: Approximately 10,000
In the last 50 years, the number of YLS grads who were appointed to SCOTUS or elected President: 4

In other words, a student entering YLS has a .04% chance at achieving the desired outcome. A student entering Cooley in the hopes of landing big law has a better chance of success, by orders of magnitude.

Can someone please explain to me why YLS is ranked #1? It's basically a prestigious scam.

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Postby grand inquisitor » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:08 pm

hillary won the popular vote so i think you should count that one as a yale win, rpup.

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby rpupkin » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:13 pm

grand inquisitor wrote:hillary won the popular vote so i think you should count that one as a yale win, rpup.

"Well, a majority of the hiring committee voted to extend me an offer, but I got dinged because the Hiring Partner and the Managing Partner thought I was obnoxious during my callback interviews. So I feel that this should count as an offer of employment even though I don't have an offer to work at the firm." Pathetic rationalization!

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:20 pm

Moneytrees wrote:
RedPurpleBlue wrote:
TudoBem wrote:
Rigo wrote:I don't get how rinky dink iowa is T20.

same


Iowa has a 89.1% bar passage rate and only 5.5% of its students unemployed according to its ABA employment report. Meanwhile, Notre Dame, which it shares its ranking with, has a 84.5% bar passage rate and 12.3% of its students are unemployed. Iowa's better placement statistics probably make up for its lagging LSAT median (161) and median GPA (3.61). Also, two other stats probably help bridge the gap. First, Iowa's law library is huge (I want to say its only smaller than Harvard's in size of collection), which accounts for like 0.5% of the rankings. Second, Iowa's student faculty is 8.7:1 according to US News, which puts it at one of the smallest in the country.

This is like the 3rd post questioning Iowa's placement, and I have no clue why. It's pretty easy to explain.


Iowa is a solid regional school. It has no business being in the T20 tbh.


Not saying it does. Just explaining why it's there.

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:23 pm

rpupkin wrote:
TheTaylor wrote:
rpupkin wrote:Just lol @ Yale. Why suffer through three years of living in New Haven for a school that can't even place you in big law? Pathetic.


Because a large percentage of these students do clerkships, public interest, etc. They all want to be the next Supreme Court Justice or POTUS.

In the last 50 years, the number of students to graduate from Yale Law School: Approximately 10,000
In the last 50 years, the number of YLS grads who were appointed to SCOTUS or elected President: 4

In other words, a student entering YLS has a .04% chance at achieving the desired outcome. A student entering Cooley in the hopes of landing big law has a better chance of success, by orders of magnitude.

Can someone please explain to me why YLS is ranked #1? It's basically a prestigious scam.


Would actually be pretty interested in what the stat looks like if you included all Governors, U.S. Reps, Senators, Mayors, and District/COA Judges.

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby kasemahmed » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:53 pm

Bunbury wrote:
tncats wrote:I'm interested to know why William & Mary fell 8 spots.


+1 I know this isn't probably top of mind for everyone but any insight would be super appreciated.

I grew up in the DC area and William & Mary had a really good rep overall so I'm honestly surprised to see it fall so far behind GW and W&L.



I also am curious about why W&M fell 8 spots. Any insight would be really helpful.

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby jingosaur » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:57 pm

ood's_brother wrote:According to the Princeton Review, lay prestige is as follows

The colleges parents most named as their “dream college” for their children were:

1. Stanford Law School
2. Harvard Law School
3. Princeton University School of Law
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Law school
5.Duke University
6. University of Michigan — Ann Arbor
7. University of Notre Dame
8. New York University
9. University of Pennsylvania
10.University of Southern California

https://www.princetonreview.com/press/c ... ss-release



Things like this show off the true power of Yale Law School because for the rest of Yale University, nobody there is there by choice.

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby rpupkin » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:58 pm

kasemahmed wrote:I also am curious about why W&M fell 8 spots. Any insight would be really helpful.

W&M is laying low for a couple of cycles in order to save up resources for a serious run at the T25. It's kind of like when a football team accepts a 2-14 season in order to improve draft position and thus increase its chances of success in future years.

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby laqueredup » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:10 pm

Ronan wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
ood's_brother wrote:According to the Princeton Review, lay prestige is as follows

The colleges parents most named as their “dream college” for their children were:

1. Stanford Law School
2. Harvard Law School
3. Princeton University School of Law
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Law school
5.Duke University
6. University of Michigan — Ann Arbor
7. University of Notre Dame
8. New York University
9. University of Pennsylvania
10.University of Southern California

https://www.princetonreview.com/press/c ... ss-release


The princeton thing is always amusing to me. I've had ~3? people ask me if I applied to Princeton. The first time I thought it was a joke, then I realized that pop-culture just made everyone think Princeton has a great law school. Bizarre conversation every time.


I just fell in a wikipedia rabbit hole.

Fun facts:

Princeton had a law school from 1847 until 1852.

Sonia Sotomayor has an honorary doctor of law from Princeton. So no law school, but they're still handing out law degrees.


Yeah my UG didn't have any doctorate programs but they still handed out honorary doctorate degrees to commencement speakers. Always thought that was kind of stupid.


I wish MIT had a Law School. I'm sure it'd be #1 for IP. And if they added a med school you could go JD/MD/PhD and get into the expanding field of Rocket Surgery Malpractice Litigation.

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Postby haus » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:22 pm

laqueredup wrote:I wish MIT had a Law School. I'm sure it'd be #1 for IP. And if they added a med school you could go JD/MD/PhD and get into the expanding field of Rocket Surgery Malpractice Litigation.

:D

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Re: 2018 USNWR Rankings

Postby KPUSN07 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:18 pm

Curious what this means for William and Mary this upcoming cycle....



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