« on: February 26, 2006, 11:19:40 PM »
So two legit schools are opening law schools this year. Elon and Drexel. I would say that drexel as the better reputation as far as a school in general goes but elon is a quality school too. I was wondering what do you guys think of as the future of these schools.
Here's the run down of them as i see them.
opening up a traditional legal education program
seem to have good faculty coming in
will be the one and only law school in greensburg, nc
pretty certain to get accreditation baring some unforeseen major problem
opening up a 6-month coop program
have good faculty entering
will be competing against 3 other top law schools in philly and 2 to 3 more in fairly close proximatey
good undergrad reputation
aiming to have class of 120 students with an lsat average of 155
the two schools probably both have pretty bright futures but i was wondering what you guys think where and how they'll turn out.
its hard to say where they will end up ranking on the usnews report rankings. i guess schools like UNLV which debute at 92 or something like that and Ave Maria which is projected to be somewhere in the top 100, possibly 75, has to make us think about the potential that new schools have that are trying to enter and start new schools in productive and positive ways.
i guess my guess would be that Elon will start out as Tier 4 and eventually move to Tier 3 but carry a good local reputation in the greesboro, nc area.
drexel is a little tougher, they are entering in a unique way with the 6 month coop program, so i think they have a unique chance to maybe enter the rankings in the top 100 or tier 3.
just wondering what you guys think.