To the UF, FSU rebuttal: What does interactions with the adminsistration really have to do with it? As long as FSU gets the jobt done, which I assume they do, who cares? At the end of the day FSU is a better law school. Case closed.
But I, too, have a question (somewhat related). For schools such as Penn, who doesn't rank students, what is the deal? They still give out grades. Do employers just not care? Or do they themselves estimate your given rank soley based on what your grades are?
Uh....no. FSU is decidedly not a better law school, case not closed.
As for what interactions with the administration have to do with it? When you need career services, you have to interact with the administration. When you register, you need the administration. When you get financial aid, you need the administration. When you attend seminars, you deal with the administration. The fact is, you have an extensive amount of contact with the administrative staff in law school, significantly more than you do in undergrad. In undergrad, with the exception of my VA certification paperwork, I went to the university center (where the admin offices are) twice between 2001 and 2007. Once to pay a ticket and pick up my graduation tickets, and once to petition for readmission when I was disenrolled after spending 3 semesters in Iraq.