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What schools are underrated by US News?

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2005, 10:42:55 AM »
University of Colorado.  Top 10 nationally in clerkship placements, always a good thing.

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2005, 03:17:21 PM »
Hastings

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2005, 03:26:31 PM »
Basically, pull up my LSN profile. Every school I was accepted to is under rated. Every school that dinged me manipulates the USNWR ranking system.   :P ;) ;D

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2005, 03:36:57 PM »
Temple is consistently underrated. Anyone who has visited the school in the past two years and taken time to actually look at the place would realize that it is far better than its #65 ranking implies.

It's the "reptutation" scores that do us in every single year. A 2.6 peer review score? Ridiculous. In objective factors we're as good as most of the 39-50 tier 1 schools, and in some cases, better.

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2005, 09:09:27 AM »
UNC

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2005, 10:05:19 AM »
I think Catholic is just because I'm going there.

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2005, 10:11:59 AM »
Wayne State

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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2005, 09:48:05 PM »
Why Gonzaga of course!

In all seriousness, I have had several attorneys in Seattle state that Gonzaga, not UW or Seattle U, is the school to go to in WA in terms of law education.  They say that it is pretty common knowledge among many lawyers in the state that it produces the best all-around attorneys, while UW and SU produce highly skilled lawyers in certain specialized areas.

I guess I will soon find out...hope they are right!


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Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2005, 12:38:21 PM »
I heard IU is underrated, and the only reason I say that is because someone said it on here, not because I went there for undergrad and am barely able to leave, hence my intense desire to go to school there.

Re: What schools are underrated by US News?
« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2005, 03:02:14 PM »
USC, GW, and Loyola.

I will tell you the other most underrated schools in the country when my complex data for analyzing such phenomena is complete.

Note: Complex data = schools that let me in off their waitlist.