ahnhub wrote:Schools which seem to receive a lot of love on TLS: Michigan, Columbia, Northwestern
Schools which seem to receive an inordinate amount of hate: Georgetown, Cornell, Berkeley
School no one seems to care about: Chicago
School everyone has trouble pigeon-holing: NYU
Yeah, I think NYU needs a bit more time as it builds up a national reputation. Unlike some of the other top schools, it wasn't always quite so high ranked. Its ability to form some roots across the country is still developing. Self-selection will always lead the vast majority to stay in NYC, so that will always work against the ability to develop national reputation as quickly. But it certainly seems like its in the right direction. I know people who had no trouble getting interviews at some of the best CA, Chicago, DC firms, etc, so its not like the school only carries weight in NYC. Its true that most lawyers don't keep up on the rankings from year to year to see minute changes, but they seemed to know in general which schools are among the highest ranked, and they knew that NYU fell within that group.