Law School Discussion

Poll

which one?

Yale
17 (5%)
Harvard
14 (4.2%)
Stanford
2 (0.6%)
Columbia
7 (2.1%)
Chicago
11 (3.3%)
Penn
58 (17.2%)
NYU
26 (7.7%)
Boalt
17 (5%)
Michigan
33 (9.8%)
UVa
10 (3%)
Duke
30 (8.9%)
Cornell
48 (14.2%)
Northwestern
14 (4.2%)
GULC
50 (14.8%)

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Most overrated T14?


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Re: Most overrated T14?
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2008, 10:27:26 AM »

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Re: Most overrated T14?
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2008, 10:43:52 AM »
On THIS board, Michigan gets the most trolling.

Penn gets the shaft.

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Re: Most overrated T14?
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2008, 10:49:18 AM »
Its not serious, just a funny link that makes me laugh

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Re: Most overrated T14?
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2008, 11:02:22 AM »
Although not on the list, Princeton Law School is considered among the top 3 law schools according to laymen surveys. Samuel Alito, during his confirmation hearings, was credited with going to Princeton Law even though he didn't. Princeton Law enjoys considerable prestige even though it doesn't even exist. I don't know if that is over-rated or not, but it is impressive.

Re: Most overrated T14?
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2008, 11:16:28 AM »
I'm thinking NYU.

I mean its in greenwich and it has a great PI program, but how else does it compare to Chicago and Columbia?

Re: Most overrated T14?
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2008, 11:18:35 AM »
You hate me or the professor?  She's one of the reasons I love Penn.

Jealousy.

Why is Penn overrated?

What's funny is that Amy Wax is a big reason why I hate U Penn


I hereby vote against this thread.

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Re: Most overrated T14?
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2008, 12:03:36 PM »
I would put Chi and Col tied for 4th, followed by NYU, and then Penn. 

Re: Most overrated T14?
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2008, 12:32:53 PM »
Chicago needs more trolls, too.  They're here, but they're not very aggressive.  I think that the school is underrated when you look at its incredible placement statistics, particularly for clerking and academia.  It destroys NYU and puts a slight dent in Columbia, so I wouldn't even compare it to its peer schools.  It's a lot closer to HYS territory.

On paper, Michigan doesn't place well enough to justify going there over a few other choices.  I would definitely troll for Michigan, too, if I heard better Leiter/Ciolli/anecodotal data.

I hesitate to get into something with Wally, but I don't have a lot going on today, so here goes. Why over-emphasize the importance of clerkships and academia? The majority of people aren't going to go into either one at even the most elite T14 schools, so who cares? if you end up somewhere that emphasizes clerkships and academia, don't you risk being the median student at a T2 school who gets totally neglected because the administration is focusing on their top ten percent?

Re: Most overrated T14?
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2008, 12:37:29 PM »
Why do you all think Chicago has an advantage for clerkships over Columbia?  Is it purely on % placed?  Do you have any evidence regarding people of similar class placement who could get a certain clerkship from Chicago but not from Columbia?