Ngoblue2014 wrote:got into BC last week with a much higher scholarship than i expected (about 50% tuition) but i am so confused what is going on with the US news rankings?? also considering emory, wash u, unc chapel hill, but very very interested in BC. how do i explain to my parents going to BC when they are extremely rankings driven? the employment numbers are as good or better than schools ranked 17-25 from what I have seen. Is it crazy to choose bc in my situation? (emory, wash u, minnesota, indiana, unc, william and mary acceptances) please help! Thank you, visiting BC next week good luck everyone!
Seriously, stop caring about USNWR rankings. They mean nothing and no one cares about it. It's a shitty magazine with a horrible ranking methodology that exists only so 0Ls can justify their law school decisions. Hiring partners don't care about it, people in the legal field don't follow them (except their own school), and it will never affect your legal career. BC's relative employment rankings went up, and it dropped like 8 spots in USNWR. How does that make any sense?
I was talking to a hiring partner from one of the top firms in Boston recently, and someone brought up the rankings. He just shrugged his shoulders and said he hadn't looked at them in 20 years. He then looked around for another point of conversation. It was like someone asked him if he liked Kim or Chloe Kardashian more.
For all the 0Ls concerned about rankings, there are great reasons to go to BC, and great reasons to avoid it. USNWR rankings are neither of those things.
If you want to practice in Boston/NY, and you chose Georgia because its a higher ranked school, you're an idiot. If you're dying to practice in NY and you took ASU over Fordham, you deserve all the disappointment you're going to get when OCI is a disaster for you. If you're deciding between BC/BU and base it on rankings, fine, but you might as well flip a quarter. It's equally arbitrary.
It's a shit system that should never factor into law school decisions