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Re: Schools that will be moving up in rankings
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2004, 10:32:38 PM »
there was an article about the construction that someone posted here without noticing that the article was from 2001.  the construction is done, accordinging to our LSD resident NYUer.

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Re: Schools that will be moving up in rankings
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2004, 08:06:31 AM »
Further, I think that Hofstra can be assumed to have a bullet, as well, having gone from third tier to 89th in just one cycle.  11 spots?  Of course, it will move slower and slower asit moves against more competitive schools, however, with 1 spots behind it, that indicates momentum, which would indicate at least another jolt or two forward.  Peg is in the 70's within a year or two, I'd guess, where it will probably come to rest for a while.

Those are my two guesses.

You also have to consider that Hofstra is only 2 overall points from being tied for last.  Tier 2 schools always carry the potential to make big jumps because there are so many schools tied for one number.  So even though it may seem like Hofstra jumped from 100th to 89th, it really just jumped from the bottom of the tier 2 schools to the third from bottom.
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Re: Schools that will be moving up in rankings
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2004, 02:01:55 AM »
I actually disagree with some earlier posts about USC moving up.  They just lost their top prof to Duke.  Speaking of Duke, they've put a lot of new money into the law school and with the new president there, I wouldn't be surprised to see it in the top 10 more consistently.

George Mason seems to have a consistently upward trend in recent years.

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Re: Schools that will be moving up in rankings
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2005, 05:11:13 PM »
I don't know about an upward trend, but I think Baylor will probably move up a few spots in next year's rankings. Their GPA median and 25-75 percentiles moved up quite a bit Fall 2003: GPA 3.45/3.9 (Median 3.75) Fall 2004: GPA  3.74/3.97 (Median 3.85)
http://law.baylor.edu/new_prosp_students/percentiles.htm

That puts them up in the GPA range of Harvard/Stanford/Yale.



 



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Re: Schools that will be moving up in rankings
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2005, 05:59:39 PM »
I don't know about an upward trend, but I think Baylor will probably move up a few spots in next year's rankings. Their GPA median and 25-75 percentiles moved up quite a bit Fall 2003: GPA 3.45/3.9 (Median 3.75) Fall 2004: GPA  3.74/3.97 (Median 3.85)
http://law.baylor.edu/new_prosp_students/percentiles.htm

That puts them up in the GPA range of Harvard/Stanford/Yale.



 




Those numbers are bit deceptive....though Baylor on has to report its Fall class to USNews, Baylor admits using a quarter system so its uber selective for Fall and not so competitive for Summer and Spring. This may manipulate the rankings system but it is the only school that has the quarter system and it works for them academically, so its basically killing two birds with one stone. Baylor might move up in the rankings, but it is only known throughout Texas and the South (very highly I might add) so its reputation ranking won't really change for next year (not saying it is a bad school, but you have to remember that it admits 60 in its Fall class and has a very small graduation class so its exposure via its students won't be as high as Georgetown or UTexas). I personally think it will stay in the 50 range.
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Re: Schools that will be moving up in rankings
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2005, 04:05:27 PM »
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Re: Schools that will be moving up in rankings
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2005, 04:24:18 PM »
george mason definitely.. unless USNews cares how they're beating them at their own game.

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Re: Schools that will be moving up in rankings
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2005, 05:28:25 PM »
The Dean of GW law is now the President of the University of Utah.  It will be interesting to see if there is any movement with either of those schools. 
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Re: Schools that will be moving up in rankings
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2005, 04:02:15 PM »
How is George Mason beating US News at their own game?

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Re: Schools that will be moving up in rankings
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2005, 04:30:38 PM »
How is George Mason beating US News at their own game?

GMU sends out a bunch of fee waivers and its application is free on LSACD. This gives them a high volume of applications. In addition to that, it admits a small percentage (giving them that 9% acceptance rate) which makes them more selective. GMU knows how to use the waitlists and is very careful about its yield protection. It also helps that it increased the LSAT median of its applicants to a 165, which will also help it in the rankings.
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