80884 wrote:What do you guys think about people saying that IOWA will fall off the rankings in the near future?
Irrelevant, and probably not true.
What most 0Ls understand, correctly I might add, is that ranking matters. What most 0Ls don't understand, however, is that fluctuations in rankings are nearly meaningless. Generally speaking, the same schools have been ranked in the same spots for all of eternity. A law school has a certain reputation with an employer, and that reputation is pretty much set in stone. If something is going to change that reputation, it certainly isn't going to be because the school moved up or down 3-5 spots in the rankings. Employers don't start hiring from a school all of a sudden just because they are ranked a little higher.
The release of the new USNews rankings has to be THE most over-hyped thing that happens on here. All it means is now you may or may not get to say you go to a T20, T30, T50, etc.