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philibusters

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #410 on: August 10, 2007, 11:15:42 PM »
Not according to wikipedia (the most reputable source on-line). 
1) Marin County, CA
2) New York County (Manhattan)
3) Falls Church, VA
4) Pitkin County, CO
5) Fairfield County, VA
6) Teton County, WY

And so on...

BTW Somerset and Morris Counties in NJ are wealthier than Hunterdon. 

Wiki screwed up, as a student in VA, I can tell you its Fairfax, not Fairfield, plus I was born at Fairfax hospital, though I have never actually lived in the county.
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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #411 on: August 22, 2007, 06:20:03 PM »


Dreams only cause suffering.

Imma run for president on that line.

I'd vote for that...

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #412 on: September 02, 2007, 03:09:22 PM »
I was thinking about throwing an app. to the University of Wisconsin - Madison LS; anybody on here know anything about it aside from what's on USN & LSAC.org?
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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #413 on: September 06, 2007, 10:16:22 AM »


Dreams only cause suffering.

Imma run for president on that line.

I'd vote for that...

YOUR DREAMS ARE CRAP, YOU ARE A COG IN THE MACHINE. LOSE ALL HOPE NOW!

Sounds like the Democratic party line. 

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #414 on: September 06, 2007, 10:20:37 AM »


Dreams only cause suffering.

Imma run for president on that line.

I'd vote for that...

YOUR DREAMS ARE CRAP, YOU ARE A COG IN THE MACHINE. LOSE ALL HOPE NOW!

Sounds like the Democratic party line. 

No, Democrats want you to believe all your dreams will come true...as long as you stay a cog in the machine.  Hope dies slowly.
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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #415 on: September 06, 2007, 10:32:57 AM »


Dreams only cause suffering.

Imma run for president on that line.

I'd vote for that...

YOUR DREAMS ARE CRAP, YOU ARE A COG IN THE MACHINE. LOSE ALL HOPE NOW!

Sounds like the Democratic party line. 

No, Democrats want you to believe all your dreams will come true...as long as you stay a cog in the machine.  Hope dies slowly.

Seems to me that Dems want you to lose hope in your dreams, and turn to the government for care and feeding.  Maybe that's just my impression.

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #416 on: March 02, 2008, 07:21:18 PM »
I think UH is under-ranked especially considering the legal market in Houston.

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #417 on: March 27, 2008, 01:53:00 PM »
Florida State is underrated.  It should be closer to the bottom of Tier 1 (40-49), then the top of tier 2 (55).

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #418 on: March 27, 2008, 02:02:36 PM »
I like leiter's analysis in that any large school is hurt by the way usnews ranks the schools. All of the variables they use favor the small schools and their small classes.

I think vault's new rankings are better than anything the us news does. check those out. They focus everything on employment and reputation. If you haven't seen those rankings you might be a little surprised.

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #419 on: March 27, 2008, 02:56:53 PM »
I like leiter's analysis in that any large school is hurt by the way usnews ranks the schools. All of the variables they use favor the small schools and their small classes.

I think vault's new rankings are better than anything the us news does. check those out. They focus everything on employment and reputation. If you haven't seen those rankings you might be a little surprised.

The assessment scores may favor large school and may the library volumes (though thats only two percent).  For example for peer assessments when new faculty rate law schools they may be thinking of famous profs and the larger a school is the more big name profs they will know. Just to clarify I am not saying as a matter of fact that this does occur, only that its a possibility.
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