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Are the new USnews rankings affecting your decision?

Re: Are the new USnews rankings affecting your decision?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2008, 02:35:03 PM »
Anyone concerned about UC Davis?? If I am not mistaken, it dropped like 10 spots.

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Re: Are the new USnews rankings affecting your decision?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2008, 02:41:42 PM »
Tagging this thread for future schadenfreude, after the schools you reject now for going down one spot in rank end up going back up five by the time you graduate.

Re: Are the new USnews rankings affecting your decision?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2008, 03:13:37 PM »
in most cases I dont think it should

but in cases when schools drop significantly, I think there is something to look at there

I think it makes a hell of a lot more difference for schools who were at the lower end of the Top 100

off the top of my head I know a school like Toledo was in the low 80s and now they are tier three.  I think alot of people were considering a school like that becuase it was tier 2, but since it dropped I can see alot of people staying away.


Re: Are the new USnews rankings affecting your decision?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2008, 04:02:22 PM »
Maybe I should be a little more specific in why I'm getting more worried about USC....

I got into USC and NW, for personal reasons it would be better for me to stay in Socal, but the gap between USC and NW just got wider according to the rankings, so if I choose to go to USC over NW I'd be taking a bigger hit. 

Re: Are the new USnews rankings affecting your decision?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2008, 04:08:13 PM »
Maybe I should be a little more specific in why I'm getting more worried about USC....

I got into USC and NW, for personal reasons it would be better for me to stay in Socal, but the gap between USC and NW just got wider according to the rankings, so if I choose to go to USC over NW I'd be taking a bigger hit. 

bigger hit? To what, your ego?

If you prefer USC and want to stay in Cali, I dont think the rankings should matter much.  I mean if law firms start paying USC lawyers less, then maybe.  But if u were considering going to USC before even though there was a gap, I dont think it should change now

Re: Are the new USnews rankings affecting your decision?
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2008, 05:47:53 PM »
These rankings have COMPLETELY affected my decision...

Actually, no, they haven't. Job prospects will still be the exact same for most schools. I wish people would stop freaking out over this stuff. It just makes the whole admissions process more difficult.

gjrmf

Re: Are the new USnews rankings affecting your decision?
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2008, 06:03:11 PM »
Maybe I should be a little more specific in why I'm getting more worried about USC....

I got into USC and NW, for personal reasons it would be better for me to stay in Socal, but the gap between USC and NW just got wider according to the rankings, so if I choose to go to USC over NW I'd be taking a bigger hit. 


You want to stay in Cali, post JD, as in work in SoCal and live and die in LA, yes?

Given that, USC has been and will continue to be the fourth best law school in California, behind Stanford Berkeley UCLA.\

(well, I don't know how UCLA/USC thing works out, but I doubt that employers change their minds about the two schools so swiftly)

Schools that beat out USC, like Texas and Vanderbilt, how do they place in comparison to USC? Unless they are close competitors, I do not think it will matter.

If you're looking nationally, maybe. But you're not.

In your case, I don't see that USC is any less of a choice than it was in the years past. However, I think NU just became a hell of a choice.

Re: Are the new USnews rankings affecting your decision?
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2008, 07:27:21 PM »
I see you're still going back and forth on Florida Coastal. When's D-day?

Re: Are the new USnews rankings affecting your decision?
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2008, 12:31:23 AM »
Maybe I should be a little more specific in why I'm getting more worried about USC....

I got into USC and NW, for personal reasons it would be better for me to stay in Socal, but the gap between USC and NW just got wider according to the rankings, so if I choose to go to USC over NW I'd be taking a bigger hit. 


You want to stay in Cali, post JD, as in work in SoCal and live and die in LA, yes?


Stop with the scare tactics....seriously. This type of junk is what makes this whole process so nerve-wracking. You're not stuck in LA for the rest of your life with a JD from USC. First few years out of school? Maybe. But after that, not really...

gjrmf

Re: Are the new USnews rankings affecting your decision?
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2008, 03:20:50 AM »
Maybe I should be a little more specific in why I'm getting more worried about USC....

I got into USC and NW, for personal reasons it would be better for me to stay in Socal, but the gap between USC and NW just got wider according to the rankings, so if I choose to go to USC over NW I'd be taking a bigger hit. 


You want to stay in Cali, post JD, as in work in SoCal and live and die in LA, yes?


Stop with the scare tactics....seriously. This type of junk is what makes this whole process so nerve-wracking. You're not stuck in LA for the rest of your life with a JD from USC. First few years out of school? Maybe. But after that, not really...

darling, horse and carriage. this is a lyric from a song. the remainder of the post clearly insinuates that if the OP wants LA, USC is fine--not that USC will only open doors in LA.

(at the same time there's no denying that NU>USC outside LA)