« on: October 04, 2008, 02:26:38 PM »
Sorry it got deleted by mistake when I was editing it, yes it could be a placement outside of the formal program, sorry for the confussion.
1. US News no longer has a Tier 2. But most people consider 50-100 Tier 2
2. The factors that go into individual ranking also go into T3/T4. The only problem with T3/T4 being non-ranked is that it's really really hard to tell which schools in that group actually deserve the TTT and which ones are decent schools. Once you get to the T3 line, you've really got to do your homework on each school individually.
3. The T14 is a group of schools thought to have truly national placement. If the 15 and 16 ranked schools wind up with that level of true national placement, then I would imagine the category would change. As more and more law schools get accredited, I would look for the T14 to expand to 15/16 in the next decade.