Which law schools most outperform their ranking?

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Re: Which law schools most outperform their ranking?

Postby concurrent fork » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:00 am

For the range of schools you are looking at - east coast T30s all have similar placement, so Fordham and BC IMO. To a lesser extent ND.

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Re: Which law schools most outperform their ranking?

Postby Cupidity » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:25 am

Add FSU to UF, UF is a bit better but FSU will throw you $

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Re: Which law schools most outperform their ranking?

Postby Aqualibrium » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:32 am

Threads like this basically turn into 0L's & 1L's hyping the schools they got into/the schools they want to get into/the schools they are going to. As a result, so much misinformation gets tossed around.

So far, in a quick skim, I've seen one person say Brooklyn is a "great" school for NYC and actually BENEFITS from being in a saturated market, and another person say that Marquette is a great school and is "ONLY" behind UW Madison (where kids with fantastic grades are struggling to get jobs IN WISCONSIN).

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Re: Which law schools most outperform their ranking?

Postby Cupidity » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:34 am

Aqualibrium wrote:Threads like this basically turn into 0L's & 1L's hyping the schools they got into/the schools they want to get into/the schools they are going to. As a result, so much misinformation gets tossed around.

So far, in a quick skim, I've seen one person say Brooklyn is a "great" school for NYC and actually BENEFITS from being in a saturated market, and another person say that Marquette is a great school and is "ONLY" behind UW Madison (where kids with fantastic grades are struggling to get jobs IN WISCONSIN).


Cool story bro.

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Re: Which law schools most outperform their ranking?

Postby Aqualibrium » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:42 am

Cupidity wrote:
Cool story bro.



It's the truth. I mean some guy with 4 total posts chimes in that "W&L used to be ranked higher and is still treated as such."

Fact is, W&L isn't "outperforming" a damn thing. They are who they are, and that's a school that placed 15 to 20% of their students in the top paying biglaw jobs during 2008 (per lst), placed 20% of their students into NLJ250 positions during 2009 (per the "gotoschools" list), and undoubtedly places fewer students into those positions now than they did then (per ITE and eyewitness accounts). That isn't "outperforming." Those are respectable numbers for what and where W&L is.

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Re: Which law schools most outperform their ranking?

Postby northwood » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:13 am

a school that outperforms its ranking would be a TTT or TTTT in its home state, that is the only law school in its state. As long as you want to live in that state, it could be a decent option for you. ( ex. maine)

Now, if you are seriously interested in working in that area, this bit of information does not give you an excuse not to do your research. You need to make absolutley sure it does that well, and its a good fit for you, at sticker, graduating at median. ( or if you get a scholarship or whatever actual offer you get from them).

If you really must ask, the credited response would be- find the region you want to work in, and research all schools taht feed into the region. leave the rankings aside for now, and see how they stack up. then compare that list to the usnews ranking.

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Re: Which law schools most outperform their ranking?

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:19 am

LOL UF doesn't outperform anything. It's the "best" law school in a state with 10 other schools. Furthermore, tons of FL kids from T25ish schools want to come back, and they will get a hard look, too. Plus, real estate bust fell especially hard on FL.




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