jim-green wrote:OK, thanks. I was just wondering why you put 3 > signs between Chi and CLS, but only 2 > signs between CLS and Berkeley. To me that means Chi is much much much better than CLS, which is only much much better than Berkeley.Doorkeeper wrote:jim-green wrote:I am surprised, becuase CLS is rated higher on US News, so wouldn't they be at least equal in terms of producing profs? Does Chi have more of an academic reputation?Doorkeeper wrote:Chicago >>> Columbia >> Berkeley
US News ranking is not equivalent to academic placement rankings. Chicago does a better job at getting its students and alumni into academia. This is due to a number of reasons.
Right. Over the last three years Chicago is farther from Columbia than Berkeley is closer. Berkeley had a few good placement years recently. Chicago is definitely better than Columbia, but Columbia isn't that far ahead of Berkeley. For whatever reason, Columbia just doesn't position its graduates too well for academia. For other areas (biglaw)N it's totally a wash between Chicago and Columbia, and Berkeley is definitely well behind them.