« on: February 26, 2007, 07:47:34 PM »
this is all so totally subjective -- for me, Mich > UVA > Duke/Penn.
but it depends on what you want to do, the sort of law school community you want, what sort of money you might be getting, etc.
I generally agree with this, but it's UM ≥ UVA > Penn > Duke.
Penn's lower peer ranking may improve in 10-20 years, but my experience has been that it's not as strong as the first two. UVA churns out judges and senators, not just biglaws, ditto UM. All four schools are great at fundraising (no Boalt problem), all understand the system. I think comparing 1 or 2 point differences in median LSATs is mostly useless. Also, the architecture of a building IS important, even if you're buried in a book. Look at the READING ROOM at UM, it's inspiring, not just "cool."