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Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2008, 11:02:02 PM »
A couple of thoughts to keep perspective:

1. The methodology behind the rankings is really unsound. For example, putting "per student expenditures" which is an easily manipulable statistic, at 10 percent weight and then not disclosing the numbers.

2. Pretty much only OLs care about these rankings. Hiring officials already have a set idea of which schools are better than others and won't be affected by rankings changes.

3. Unfortunately, the rankings probably have a culmunative effect on perceptions, but that happens over a long time. The most important statistics are probably peer scores, legal field scores, and acceptance statistics.

That said, its annoying that a publication with terrible methodology can have so much power over how OLs think about their schools.

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Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2008, 11:09:39 PM »
Damn California hippies...

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Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2008, 11:14:43 PM »
Also, does anyone know what schools dropped out of the top 100? 

I dont't know but its making me feel better about sending my deposit to Hawaii yesterday.

It looks like it might be Toledo and University of San Francisco with my quick check.  Anyone want to verify??
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Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2008, 11:20:38 PM »
Damn California hippies...

you sound angry. 

in other news, i have a few dozen friends who are recruiters at large law firms, and they all tell me that a drop from #6 to #7 in the USNWR rankings means 15% less of a school's class will be considered by their firms.

sorry.  ;)

Well, that won't matter 'cause I'll still be top 15%  ;)

Well, with CLS's jump and Penn's fall, I owe you a trip to the Hungarian Pastry Shop next time I'm visiting my undergrad buds. Tasty! ;D

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Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2008, 11:25:32 PM »
Well, that won't matter 'cause I'll still be top 15%  ;)

Well, with CLS's jump and Penn's fall, I owe you a trip to the Hungarian Pastry Shop next time I'm visiting my undergrad buds. Tasty! ;D

actually it will matter because only the top 15% got considered this year, so next year: 0.  :(

if it makes you feel better, we were ranked under nyu last year.  a big deal?  meh.

True.

Well, then when you're a hiring partner, maybe you can show some pity and give lil' ole me a job doing doc review.  I'll have massive debt to pay off  ;)

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Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2008, 11:26:13 PM »
USNWR to Dook: DING!!!
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Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« Reply #56 on: March 26, 2008, 12:22:32 AM »
no one likes a gloater.

but...but...but...
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Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« Reply #57 on: March 26, 2008, 12:25:42 AM »
Can someone post the specialty rankings?

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Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« Reply #58 on: March 26, 2008, 12:50:13 AM »
no one likes a gloater.

but...but...but...

no buts.  nobody likes you.

 :'(
Sad, but probably true.

I'll just take solace that Dook is now tied with us.  And then I shall cry myself to sleep.
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Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« Reply #59 on: March 26, 2008, 08:51:42 AM »
Yes someone please post the speciality rankings and tier 3 and 4!!

   Come on!!! The book stores in the midwest haven't gotten them yet!! grrr
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