Law School Discussion

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« on: February 02, 2008, 03:28:25 PM »
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Re: New Rankings!! Discuss!!
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2008, 03:37:18 PM »
Um, wow, grats and all on the hard work, but you need to get out more, its the weekend and all



Don't be a feminine hygiene product.


Amped, interesting results. What was the motivation behind equal weight?

Re: New Rankings!! Discuss!!
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2008, 03:37:28 PM »
Hmm, so what you're saying is that Yale isn't just better than Stanfurd and Harvard, it outright destroys them, Duke and Northwestern are way underrated, and Berkeley is unquestionably the best public law school. Fascinating.

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Re: New Rankings!! Discuss!!
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2008, 03:40:23 PM »
these rankings suck and are not credited.

Re: New Rankings!! Discuss!!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2008, 03:42:33 PM »
Oh, a few other things that I think are important (but not there) are peer and lawyer assessments. I know the numbers can only come from USNWR, but...it still seems by-proxy important.

As for how to weight them...I would weight quality of student more, tuition less, placement more (including national, regional, and clerkship), gender and racial diversity less, bar passage less, and other stuff (For now) equally.

Re: New Rankings!! Discuss!!
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2008, 03:43:05 PM »
these rankings suck and are not credited.

Not so subtle UM trolling :D

Re: New Rankings!! Discuss!!
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2008, 03:44:24 PM »
lolwut?

Who gives a *&^% about racial diversity, gender diversity, or library seats to students? Are you just copying the Cooley rankings or something?

Even clinic spots is pretty questionable. The types of clinics are probably relevant depending on each student's individual interest, but not the ratio of spots on all clinics.

Journal spots are probably pretty good, but the more spots, the more the journals will be known for being walk-on journals. If everyone who wants a spot gets on, it becomes more and more meaningless to be on.

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Re: New Rankings!! Discuss!!
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2008, 03:47:24 PM »
Not so subtle UM trolling :D

lol.  so true.

Re: New Rankings!! Discuss!!
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2008, 03:47:41 PM »
Hmm, I'm rethinking tuition. I think tuition versus expected starting salary should be an important factor. For in-state schools you can use expected percentage of in-state cost * in-state + 1-expected * out-of-state cost. Using median salary might be a good thing to compare, but it couldn't ever be perfect.

Re: New Rankings!! Discuss!!
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2008, 03:49:18 PM »
these rankings suck and are not credited.

Can anyone say, "bitter"...what a joke of a thing to say.  Just because you were in love with Michigan and Virginia and they don't stack up according to some neutral ranking system. 

You suck and are not credited.