Which Schools are T1, T2, T3, and T4?

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Josh the Goat
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Which Schools are T1, T2, T3, and T4?

Postby Josh the Goat » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:01 pm

I've heard a lot about the differences, but is there some website that explains which schools fall into which rankings?

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Postby ktlulu1 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:04 pm

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... _brief.php

Top 100 is T1 and T2. The cutoff is technically at 50 for T1, but there isn't a big difference between 50 and 60.


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What are the difference?

Postby belal » Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:15 pm

What are the differences between each tier???

There was actually a school I didnt mind goin too, and after looking at this website, i realized its a t4...I feel dumb.

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Postby Corsair » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:19 pm

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Postby mtb710 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:30 pm

Good point. If you are looking at schools below the T14 or so, you should be considering where you you want to practice and which schools have strong connections in those areas. The picture is very different in each legal market. Corsair gave a good example with Suffolk. Suffolk wouldn't mean anything in most legal markets, but, in Boston, it will give you certain opportunities you couldn't land even from some T1 schools.

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Postby rhymenosaurus » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:20 pm

I've heard the same thing about John Marshall in Chicago, does anyone know if that is true?

hoyablue

Postby hoyablue » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:24 pm

I've heard that even Loyola Chicago grads have a tough time in Chicago.

Given that Loyola's ranked at #70 (T2), and Marshall is a T4, I'm guessing that what you heard is false.

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Postby Corsair » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:51 am

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Postby jatuab » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:58 am

Speaking of more regional schools, would American put me in a good position if I wanted to remain in DC, or do the firms there go for GULC and GW candidates since the field is already full of lawyers?

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Postby YoungFogey » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:19 am

Depends on what you want to do in DC. If you're after BigLaw, you're going to have a rough time, not only because do you have GULC and GW locally, but DC draws from all the top law schools.

If you are looking for more "generic" gov't work (some gov't jobs are highly competitive), or smaller practice stuff you'd probably have an advantage over someone at a similarly ranked non-local school.

You can generally get where you want to go if you have enough determination. It's just whether you have the door opened for you or you've got to spend some time and effort building a ladder to climb in a window.

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Postby ktlulu1 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:56 am

I've heard the same thing about John Marshall in Chicago, does anyone know if that is true?


Definitely not true.




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