Law School Discussion

Deciding Where to Go => Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses => Topic started by: clintsito on August 01, 2008, 05:37:20 PM

Title: Top 10 Mormon Law Schools
Post by: clintsito on August 01, 2008, 05:37:20 PM
FYI www.mormonlawyers.com announced the top ten most "Mormon friendly" law schools in the country. The article is very interesting.
Title: Re: Top 10 Mormon Law Schools
Post by: Pop Up Video on August 01, 2008, 07:23:21 PM
The prestige points are funny.
Title: Re: Top 10 Mormon Law Schools
Post by: TimMitchell on August 02, 2008, 09:09:11 AM
What about BYU, is that just a given?

edit: First, it is a given that BYU’s law school would be considered the most Mormon friendly law school each year
Title: Re: Top 10 Mormon Law Schools
Post by: nealric on August 02, 2008, 12:43:55 PM
Sweet, I go to a T10!

But the Mormons must keep them selves under wraps. I've never met someone who identified themselves as such here.
Title: Re: Top 10 Mormon Law Schools
Post by: Jamie Stringer on August 02, 2008, 01:23:04 PM
Somehow, I knew that ASU and UNLV would be up there.  Both VERY Mormon areas.  ASU even has an LDS church on campus which is, IIRC, close to the law school.
Title: Re: Top 10 Mormon Law Schools
Post by: *devo* on August 03, 2008, 02:29:54 AM
The prestige points are funny.

They're supposedly based on USNews, but GW/ASU doesn't make any sense.

Maybe they got USNews mixed up with LSD's bracket, which voted ASU into the T14 :D.
Title: Re: Top 10 Mormon Law Schools
Post by: zero on August 03, 2008, 04:36:01 PM
Posted the day before the results were released:
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It is very important to note that neither law school from Utah was considered in this ranking. The reason is two-fold: First, it is a given that BYU’s law school would be considered the most Mormon friendly law school each year. Secondly, if we were to remove BYU from the ranking of most Mormon friendly law schools in the country, the University of Utah would then become the number one ranked most Mormon friendly law school in the country and we just couldn't let the University of Utah be rankied number one so we decided to remove both schools from the running.

Title: Re: Top 10 Mormon Law Schools
Post by: vjm on August 03, 2008, 04:47:32 PM
I'm surprised Hawaii didn't make the list. Terrible cost of living, but a huge Mormon population and a ton of temples.

Maybe they want to keep all the genes real close together.
Title: Re: Top 10 Mormon Law Schools
Post by: flyaway on August 04, 2008, 07:02:12 AM
Why does ASU have so many more prestige points than GW?
Title: Re: Top 10 Mormon Law Schools
Post by: Jamie Stringer on August 04, 2008, 01:28:46 PM
My guess is that the prestige points aren't based on overall rankings like USNWR, but on the prestige of the school in the local area.  GWU has to compete with Georgetown, but ASU is king in the Phoenix metro area (and, to some extent, in Arizona on the whole).
Title: Re: Top 10 Mormon Law Schools
Post by: soundsgood on August 04, 2008, 09:30:26 PM
I'm pretty sure they just messed up.  Prestige points seemed to be based on USNWR, with Yale getting 100, Harvard 99, etc.  Because GW is 20th, they should have received 80 points, but instead were mistakenly awarded only 20.
Title: Re: Top 10 Mormon Law Schools
Post by: *devo* on August 04, 2008, 09:47:20 PM
That makes sense because GW is ranked 20, so 100-20= 80. 

ASU was mistakenly awarded 52 point because their rank is 52, but they should have received 48 by the same methodology.
Title: Re: Top 10 Mormon Law Schools
Post by: credo on August 04, 2008, 10:46:42 PM
Yeah WTF with this no BYU or University of Utah? And yeah Hawaii has a huge population.

These rankings are bunk.