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LegallyBrunette3
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U.S. News Law School Rankings

Postby LegallyBrunette3 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:21 pm

Are the new rankings deterring anyone from accepting admission from a school they were considering?

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FeelTheHeat
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Re: U.S. News Law School Rankings

Postby FeelTheHeat » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:23 pm

LegallyBrunette3 wrote:Are the new rankings deterring anyone from accepting admission from a school they were considering?


ITT: TLSers will come in and deem anyone who does so idiots.

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red_alertz
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Re: U.S. News Law School Rankings

Postby red_alertz » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:26 pm

chapman, i was hoping they 'd continue to move up, oh well, it's not like they've accepted me anyway, been hanging me out to dry for the past couple months with no words at all, and now i don't feel that bad anymore

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Re: U.S. News Law School Rankings

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:27 pm

Georgetown for one.

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Re: U.S. News Law School Rankings

Postby jetergrl2ss » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:29 pm

FiveSermon wrote:Georgetown for one.

lolz

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Re: U.S. News Law School Rankings

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:29 pm

I cannot answer your question. Those accepted to Marquette & Michigan State, however, are probably more likely to attend since both moved from the third tier into the second tier. Marquette has a new law school building, while Michigan State offers very generous scholarships.

Texas acceptees also have reason to matriculate with a bit more confidence in their decision.

Temple may attract many Villanova acceptees as Villanova lost 17 places to 84th, while cross-town law school rival Temple advanced to #61. Also in Pennsylvania, Penn State made impressive gains in the rankings which may affect some Villanova acceptees.
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Re: U.S. News Law School Rankings

Postby fakemoney » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:31 pm

Conversely, I think it might be more the case that certain schools' rising in the rankings is encouraging people to admit, a la those flocking to IUB and UC Davis.
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Re: U.S. News Law School Rankings

Postby gin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:55 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:
LegallyBrunette3 wrote:Are the new rankings deterring anyone from accepting admission from a school they were considering?


ITT: TLSers will come in and deem anyone who does so idiots.

+1
If people are making a decision based solely on ranking, then they are probably idiots (not that the OP is suggesting people are doing that). When looking at schools outside of the T14, you kind of have to look at the job markets around the area and how X school places there. The rankings outside of the T14 are so volatile anyway that making a decision based on that is very short-minded in my opinion.
As for Villanova, they took a blow based on the entire controversy but I actually have a little more respect for the school and the dean now. I'm working under the assumption that nearly every school gets a little "creative" with their numbers, but Villanova has been the only one to come out and admit it.

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Re: U.S. News Law School Rankings

Postby CChuff » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:04 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:I cannot answer your question. Those accepted to Marquette & Michigan State, however, are probably more likely to attend since both moved from the third tier into the second tier. Marquette has a new law school building, while Michigan State offers very generous scholarships.

Texas acceptees also have reason to matriculate with a bit more confidence in their decision.

Temple may attract many Villanova acceptees as Villanova lost 17 places to 84th, while cross-town law school rival Temple advanced to #61. Also in Pennsylvania, Penn State made impressive gains in the rankings which may affect some Villanova acceptees.


Villanova remains ahead of Temple and Penn State in the NLJ 250 ranking which came out on February 28, 2011. Top 40.

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202483173162&LAW_SCHOOLS_REPORT&slreturn=1&hbxlogin=1

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Re: U.S. News Law School Rankings

Postby CChuff » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:19 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:I cannot answer your question.



Plus, since you are not a 0L making a decision to attend law school you should have left your post to the above referenced portion.

justhoping
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Re: U.S. News Law School Rankings

Postby justhoping » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:33 pm

i don't understand why there's a new ranking, i thought the last one came out ~6months ago :?

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Re: U.S. News Law School Rankings

Postby birdlaw117 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:36 pm

I was planning on going to NYU under the assumption they would leapfrog CC and move into a tie with S. At this point I'm at a loss. Definitely considering just packing it in...




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