« on: February 28, 2010, 02:31:03 PM »
what do you suggest - group all the schools below T20 into officially termed Second Tier Toilet category? It will never, happen because there are always differences between schools and somebody will always try to make money by ranking these schools.
Whether there is difference University of San Francisco and Golden Gate University? In terms of job opportunities, it might not be much, but in the end there are differences that may make one school better than the other. The fact that "Public Respectability" or something of that sort playing a huge role in the rankings is another matter, because respect essentially feeds on itself, like religion. Why is there God? Because we wrote it on a piece of paper and believe in this statement. Same about HYS - at some point a belief was raised that these schools are the best and now this belief is simply there and I am not sure what will make it go away.
I mean if GGU and SU today exchanged its facilities and faculty do you think that their ranking positions would be exchanged? No way, their rankings would barely budge. It is an unfair world and you, as a future lawyer, should simply learn to understand these inequities and exploit them to your benefit.