An interesting article from Mother Jones about Pepperdine. It's about a kid who has been punished for speaking out as a gay student. He's an undergrad, but let's face it -- the culture extends to the law school to some extent. I mean... Ken Starr is the dean of the law school for heaven's sake.http://www.motherjones.com/news/update/2004/10/10_404.htmlFrom the article: But as a student, Turck found that such talk of acceptance rang hollow. In his first two years he cycled through three roommates, all of whom were uncomfortable with his homosexuality. So Turck, who had organized his high school’s Gay-Straight Alliance, tried to create a similar group, Students Against Homophobia, to promote tolerance on campus. When he applied for official recognition, the administration denied his request, claiming that it would not “recognize a student organization that promotes teaching or behavior inconsistent with our ethical norms.” Turck then asked to meet with the university president Andrew K. Benton, only to receive a letter rebuffing him. It closed ominously, “If you choose to share this letter with someone else, you will have violated my confidence and undertaken to harm yourself.”
I don't suppose anyone would be willing to post a full list of the third and fourth tiers? I'm curious about a couple of the schools I applied to in those tiers.Good to see UoP-McGeorge in the second tier, though. Everyone was so lovely and nice when I visited a few weeks back, so I'm now kind of partial to them.
You rock... people have been asking for that for ages. I'm not really interested in any of the schools in this category except Suffolk, which I was disappointed to see didn't move up.I think the T3/T4 distinction doesn't mean that much anyway, though. To me there are the decent T3/T4, and then the T4 that are truly "TTTT" (I'd say Cooley, Appalachian, maybe Western New England and Roger Williams)I don't think it's fair to schools like Suffolk, Hamline, William Mitchell, U Baltimore, that they're in the same category as the above.
Yes, very true... especially since most T2s are regional schools anyways. I was a bit tired when I wrote my above most, I meant to say I declined my Pepperdine waitlist, still no regrets.
I agree with that...there are many tier 4 schools that I think are much better than other schools in the same tier. What surprised me was that 2 schools in the 4the tier have bar passage rates of less than 30%! I think that the regional reps of Suffolk, Hamline, William Mitchell, etc...have excellent regional reps.