« on: May 31, 2006, 08:46:23 AM »
aside from his obvious UT bias, they are ok.
His student quality rankings are stupid only looking at 75% LSAT, but not including 75% GPA. Harvard troll. His faculty rankings and clerkship rankings are also stupid looking at total number rather than per capita. Harvard troll.
I dislike Leiter as much as the next guy but to be fair, when at various points in his rankings he does like class size...You make valid points, but they don't excuse the fact that Leiter implies that size of class is a per se strength enhancement. There are many ways to measure such a subjective issue, and Leiter's statement that size of class clearly makes it stronger simply does not recognize that there are more than one way to measure it. Instead, he is trying to find a way to make Harvard better than Yale, Fordham better than UIUC and W&L, etc.
It is better than Yale
Wait... these rankings are from 2000- 2002... these are kinda old aren't they, he's done some more recent studies.