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LA Spring
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Harvard #1

Postby LA Spring » Wed May 20, 2015 10:40 am

Just saw the new law schools rankings.

Harvard; Stanford, Chicago, Penn and Yale. Yale at #5 and Mich gone from the top ten caught my attention. Aren't the ATL rankings primarily based on employment outcomes?

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Re: Harvard #1

Postby Yea All Right » Wed May 20, 2015 3:21 pm

Yes they are, so what are you confused about? Yale has a significant number of people who don't go into legal jobs and Michigan's placement is going down.

What's actually surprising is Columbia falling when they're probably the #2 biglaw factory (Harvard being #1).

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Re: Harvard #1

Postby Longtimecoming19 » Wed May 20, 2015 11:59 pm

Is this going to change anyone's mind about whether they'd rather attend H or Y?

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Re: Harvard #1

Postby ThreeSixTwo » Thu May 21, 2015 1:12 pm

What rankings are you talking about?

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Re: Harvard #1

Postby lawschool22 » Thu May 21, 2015 3:05 pm

ThreeSixTwo wrote:What rankings are you talking about?


The Above The Law rankings. They aren't officially out until 5/28. You can sign up for "early access" to the top ten. I assume that was released today.

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Re: Harvard #1

Postby LA Spring » Thu May 21, 2015 4:46 pm

I think ATL ranks 50 schools. They early-released their top ten (parenthesis = last year).

1 Harvard Law School (2)
2 Stanford Law (3)
3 University of Chicago Law (5)
4 University of Pennsylvania Law (8)
5 Yale Law (1)
6 University of Virginia Law (9)
7 Duke Law (7)
8 Columbia Law (4)
9 Cornell Law School (13)
10 New York University (6)

(If ATL’s criteria is primarily full time employment then Cornell and Columbia should be ranked ahead of UVA which uses school-funded-jobs to inflate their employment outcome).

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Re: Harvard #1

Postby Calbears123 » Thu May 21, 2015 4:51 pm

LA Spring wrote:I think ATL ranks 50 schools. They early-released their top ten (parenthesis = last year).

1 Harvard Law School (2)
2 Stanford Law (3)
3 University of Chicago Law (5)
4 University of Pennsylvania Law (8)
5 Yale Law (1)
6 University of Virginia Law (9)
7 Duke Law (7)
8 Columbia Law (4)
9 Cornell Law School (13)
10 New York University (6)

(If ATL’s criteria is primarily full time employment then Cornell and Columbia should be ranked ahead of UVA which uses school-funded-jobs to inflate their employment outcome).


True but doesn't ATL ranking give a lot of weight to specifically SCOTUS clerkships. I assume UVA gets a good amount of those.




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