Why is it that the T14 is the 'elite'?

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Hank Chill
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Why is it that the T14 is the 'elite'?

Postby Hank Chill » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:10 pm

Why can't it be the T13 or the T15 that is considered the best? When did the law school gods designate the T14 as the top schools?
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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby mr_toad » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:13 pm

I was going to reply "who cares?". Then I saw where you're going to school.

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:14 pm

It's referred to as the T14 because they're schools that have been in the T10 consistently for some amount of time. For practical purposes, the fact that UCLA is 15 and Gtown is 14 should not be important to you when selecting schools, nor do I think that the T14 is the "elite", but a useful short-term.

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby Grizz » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:14 pm

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby Pricer » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:15 pm

T-14 have been the same 14 schools every year, except maybe UCLA was in there the first year or something. Use the search function, you'll find thousands of threads on this. Or just open up basically any forum and you will see several threads about it.

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby dextermorgan » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:15 pm

acrossthelake wrote:It's referred to as the T14 because they're schools that have been in the T10 consistently for some amount of time. For practical purposes, the fact that UCLA is 15 and Gtown is 14 should not be important to you when selecting schools, nor do I think that the T14 is the "elite", but a useful short-term.

Translation: use the search box.

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby Renzo » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:17 pm

Pricer wrote:T-14 have been the same 14 schools every year, except maybe UCLA was in there the first year or something. Use the search function, you'll find thousands of threads on this. Or just open up basically any forum and you will see several threads about it.

Pretty much this. All of them have at least once been in the T10, no non-T14 school has ever been in the top 10, and for like the last 15 years no school has fallen out of or climbed into the T14.

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby mr_toad » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:18 pm

Renzo wrote:
Pricer wrote:T-14 have been the same 14 schools every year, except maybe UCLA was in there the first year or something. Use the search function, you'll find thousands of threads on this. Or just open up basically any forum and you will see several threads about it.

Pretty much this. All of them have at least once been in the T10, no non-T14 school has ever been in the top 10, and for like the last 15 years no school has fallen out of or climbed into the T14.


Is this true? I thought Texas has been in the top 10 in the past... maybe it was a different rankings system?

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby Grizz » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:19 pm

mr_toad wrote:
Renzo wrote:
Pricer wrote:T-14 have been the same 14 schools every year, except maybe UCLA was in there the first year or something. Use the search function, you'll find thousands of threads on this. Or just open up basically any forum and you will see several threads about it.

Pretty much this. All of them have at least once been in the T10, no non-T14 school has ever been in the top 10, and for like the last 15 years no school has fallen out of or climbed into the T14.


Is this true? I thought Texas has been in the top 10 in the past... maybe it was a different rankings system?


Better question:

does it matter?

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:19 pm

Renzo wrote:
Pricer wrote:T-14 have been the same 14 schools every year, except maybe UCLA was in there the first year or something. Use the search function, you'll find thousands of threads on this. Or just open up basically any forum and you will see several threads about it.

Pretty much this. All of them have at least once been in the T10, no non-T14 school has ever been in the top 10, and for like the last 15 years no school has fallen out of or climbed into the T14.


Texas has been in the top 10. I'm not disagreeing with the direction this thread is going, however.

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby mr_toad » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:20 pm

Sure, agreed it doesn't matter much. Factual query receives subjective slapdown. I love TLS!

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby Hank Chill » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:24 pm

mr_toad wrote:Sure, agreed it doesn't matter much. Factual query receives subjective slapdown. I love TLS!


It doesn't matter. I was wondering if 14 was just an arbitrary number someone started using one day or if there is a reason behind it.

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby Renzo » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:25 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:
Renzo wrote:
Pricer wrote:T-14 have been the same 14 schools every year, except maybe UCLA was in there the first year or something. Use the search function, you'll find thousands of threads on this. Or just open up basically any forum and you will see several threads about it.

Pretty much this. All of them have at least once been in the T10, no non-T14 school has ever been in the top 10, and for like the last 15 years no school has fallen out of or climbed into the T14.


Texas has been in the top 10.


I don't want to start a huge war, but I don't think so. They were #11 in 1987, but never cracked the ten-spot.

See: http://www.prelawhandbook.com/law_schoo ... _1987_1999 and

http://www.prelawhandbook.com/law_schoo ... 00_present

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby Pricer » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:30 pm

Ha I love that the OP goes to Texas, which is #15.

I am not picking on UT, because that is my top choice, but why does T14 even matter? Outside of the legal world, no one has any idea what the T14 is. The difference between T14 and T15 is nothing.

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby cmraider » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:33 pm

Renzo wrote:I don't want to start a huge war, but I don't think so. They were #11 in 1987, but never cracked the ten-spot.

See: http://www.prelawhandbook.com/law_schoo ... _1987_1999 and

http://www.prelawhandbook.com/law_schoo ... 00_present

THAT'S ONE STEP TOO FAR, BUDDY!!!!!

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby Stringer Bell » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:34 pm

Pricer wrote: Outside of the legal world, no one has any idea what the T14 is. The difference between T14 and T15 is nothing.


Shouldn't this be the only "world" that matters?

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby Hank Chill » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:38 pm

Renzo wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:
Renzo wrote:
Pricer wrote:T-14 have been the same 14 schools every year, except maybe UCLA was in there the first year or something. Use the search function, you'll find thousands of threads on this. Or just open up basically any forum and you will see several threads about it.

Pretty much this. All of them have at least once been in the T10, no non-T14 school has ever been in the top 10, and for like the last 15 years no school has fallen out of or climbed into the T14.


Texas has been in the top 10.


I don't want to start a huge war, but I don't think so. They were #11 in 1987, but never cracked the ten-spot.

See: http://www.prelawhandbook.com/law_schoo ... _1987_1999 and

http://www.prelawhandbook.com/law_schoo ... 00_present

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:39 pm

Pricer wrote:Ha I love that the OP goes to Texas, which is #15.


I'd be willing to bet my scholarship on the fact that this is the reason why OP posed this question.

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby Pricer » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:41 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Pricer wrote:Ha I love that the OP goes to Texas, which is #15.


I'd be willing to bet my scholarship on the fact that this is the reason why OP posed this question.


Agreed.

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby mr_toad » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:42 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Pricer wrote:Ha I love that the OP goes to Texas, which is #15.


I'd be willing to bet my scholarship on the fact that this is the reason why OP posed this question.


His willingness to consider the T13 was a red herring of sorts. But our society is so 'ten-based' in many ways that it's surprising to have 14 of anything be a 'group'. Confusion is inevitable.

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:45 pm

As an analogy, we'll say that the the T14 is the OU in this video and texas is texas.

-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1MpHG5x6q0

Texas cannot handle eliteness.

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby kublaikahn » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:58 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:As an analogy, we'll say that the the T14 is the OU in this video and texas is texas.

-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1MpHG5x6q0

Texas cannot handle eliteness.


If you told Texas they were elite, they would probably be offended. It's kind of like telling Brett Favre he's a ladies man. (That was for you packerbacker).

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Re: Why is it the T14 the 'elite'?

Postby jwrash » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:28 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:I'd be willing to bet my scholarship on the fact that this is the reason why OP posed this question.

Brag.

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Re: Why is it that the T14 is the 'elite'?

Postby retake » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:55 am

Don't worry. When you go to law school, you can change around the distinction for "elite" however much you want. Go to Stanford? Well I guess only the T3 are the true elites. Chicago? Well, maybe T5 is where there's a real drop off. USC? Well I heard T18 is the new T14 in trendier circles. :roll:

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Re: Why is it that the T14 is the 'elite'?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:19 am

A bunch of Georgetown students thought it up as a "fuck you" to their friends at UCLA.




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