People, including students and employers look at ranking, unfortunately, specialty ranking doesn't mean much, at least not nearly as much as the USNews overal ranking.
People, including students and employers look at ranking, unfortunately, specialty ranking doesn't mean much, at least not nearly as much as the USNews overal ranking. As much as some of us would like to deny it, ranking and different level of tiers matter. With everything being equal, an employer most likely will choose a tier 1 grad over a tier 2 grad, a tier 2 grad over a tier 3 grad, and a tier 3 grad over a tier 4 grad from schools in the same state. Most people would love to go to a Tier 1 or Tier 2, but sometimes, you have to settle for a Tier 3, or....even a Tier 4. With that being said, there are some great Tier 3 and Tier 4 schools, such as Stetson, Texas Tech, and Mississippi College.HTHFloridaLaw.
f you intern after your first year for a big law firm that hires 1st or 2d tier law school students you make $2,000 a week, while if you whore yourself to a judge in a circuit court that hires interns from 3d tier law schools you make $12 an hour. That's the difference. It's ingenious, though.
I would also like to point out that the U of M's state bar passage rate actually beats Tennessee and Vanderbilt (don't ask me how) And according to this site, it is ranked #25 is highest bar passage rate nation wide.http://www.ilrg.com/rankings/law/index.php/1/desc/Bar