Sorry Citylaw, but you are reading the chart wrong again. 15% of the rankings are based on lawyers and judges. And Livinglegend, us news had rankings above 100 long before 2011.
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You seemed to think you have it all figured out. We'll see who's right when the new us news rankings come out in April. My prediction: at best, Hofstra will remain where it is at 113, and it will probably drop, possibly into the unranked group.
Hofstra will definitely not be higher than 113th this year. and it will probably be lower. Its entering LSAT fell from 157 last year to 154 this year, and its gpa fell from 3.26 to 3.14. This is a huge drop, especially for the lsat. And how do you know that Hofstra is a fine school? Did you go there? Have you ever visited there? I thought you were in the SF market.
As for Golden Gate is it a cream of the crop law school? No.
Does Golden Gate guarantee a job for any of their students? No.
Do some Golden Gate grads succeed? Yes 21% with full-time, long-term legal jobs except sole practitioners (2012 graduating class) LST
Do some Golden Gate grads fail? Yes 79% of the 2012 graduating class lacked full-time, long-term legal jobs according to LST
A 21% employment rate is terrible. Law schools with such a low rate must share part of the blame. You can't just blame it on their students.
"I think Golden Gate is on the right track and doing a great job with their students."
Really? GGU has a 21% employment score on Law School Transparency. This means that 79% of its 2012 graduates did not obtain fulltime jobs for which bar passage was required. I don't think that's doing a great job. That's much worse than Hofstra about which Professor Paul Campos recently declared, "Hofstra’s law school is a classic example of an institution whose very reason for being has become at the least highly questionable."
Hofstra just fell from 89th to 113th this year so it will take a couple of years to be reflected in placement figures. Again, think what you want about Campos, but a lot of people consider him an expert on legal education.