I have posted this topic on another thread; however, I have not received that many responses. I feel like the advice I have read on this thread has been really helpful, so I'll ask the question again. I am curious how much weight should be placed on USNWR Specialty Rankings.
In my case, I know that I want to get into Health Law. I have been accepted to SLU (#1 Health Law). Does this REALLY matter that much. I know that it would be a better idea to go to a top school as opposed to a school with a high Health Law ranking, but my numbers do not really allow that. I applied to WUSTL, but it is a REALLY far reach in my opinion.
I am aware that SLU is a regional school and I do not mind staying in the region. Does a high specialty ranking make the school more known on a national level with firms that focus on that area?
Any input on this will be greatly appreciated
If it is highly ranked in a particular field, you should go to that school (barring you get into a t-14 or t-30 even). But, i mean tier 3 vs tier 4 and you want to go to a higher ranked school for your specialty, I'd do that (but make sure you like it). If a program is reputable on USNEWS rankings...I'd say that it is likely they are well-known in a lot of areas as one of the better areas for such and such type of law. Ya kno?