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Top Schools for Academic Placement?

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Top Schools for Academic Placement?
« on: August 09, 2005, 01:36:01 PM »
Does anyone know what the top schools are for academic placement? A list of the top ten? It doesn't seem to be in the USNews rankings, and I'll be damned if I know where to find it.

Thanks.

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Re: Top Schools for Academic Placement?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2005, 01:47:16 PM »
Go to JD2b.com, and check the rankings in the upper right-hand corner. 

The top schools are:

1.  Yale
2.  Harvard
3.  Stanford
4.  Chicago/Michigan
6.  Boalt/Columbia/Virginia
9.  NYU
10.  Rest of T14. (I think).

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Re: Top Schools for Academic Placement?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2005, 02:08:26 PM »
Does anyone know what the top schools are for academic placement? A list of the top ten? It doesn't seem to be in the USNews rankings, and I'll be damned if I know where to find it.

Thanks.

1.Yale
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2.Harvard/Chicago
Stanford
Columbia/Michigan

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Re: Top Schools for Academic Placement?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2005, 04:42:05 PM »
bad deal...

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Re: Top Schools for Academic Placement?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2005, 08:33:30 PM »
Why not just look at the CVs of the profs at the schools you might like to work at?

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Re: Top Schools for Academic Placement?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2005, 06:50:34 AM »
Does anyone know what the top schools are for academic placement? A list of the top ten? It doesn't seem to be in the USNews rankings, and I'll be damned if I know where to find it.

Thanks.

1.Yale
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2.Harvard/Chicago
Stanford
Columbia/Michigan


Link?

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Re: Top Schools for Academic Placement?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2005, 06:53:09 AM »
Depends on where you want to teach...For example, there are a number of professors at Cooley who went to Cooley.  If you look at any individual school's faculty profiles, you will notice that schools hire professors who earned a JD at just about any school out there.  I was looking at the faculty profiles at the University of Michigan today and noticed that while most of the professors had attended Harvard, Yale, or Michigan, there was one each who went to Pace, Loyola-LA, Wayne State, Wisconsin, and U of Detroit (maybe more, I ran out of time).


Yeah, it's somewaht analogous to bigfirm work, in that there are national schools, and those that might place more regionally. 

However, it should be noted that academic placement is even more competitive than biglaw placement, and school prestige is even more important.  Usually, outside the top 16-25, you'll be limited to a narrow region, or even your alma-mater.  Exceptions are if you make a big name in a particular area of law.

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Re: Top Schools for Academic Placement?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2005, 07:00:08 AM »
Link?

Here's the link of most importance (Where tenure-track faculty went to law school):

http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/bleiter/rankings02/tenure.html

Of secondary importance (SCOTUS clerkship placement):

http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/bleiter/rankings02/clerkships.html

Both rankings are a little dated (The former from 2002, the latter from 2001), but they should give you a good idea which schools give you the best shot at placing in law teaching.  I would recommend looking at where each professor currently teaches.  Georgetown, for example, does not have their alums teaching in as many top schools as Columbia or Chicago, even though they have a relatively high number of professors out there.

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Re: Top Schools for Academic Placement?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2005, 07:15:03 AM »
Link?

Here's the link of most importance (Where tenure-track faculty went to law school):

http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/bleiter/rankings02/tenure.html

Of secondary importance (SCOTUS clerkship placement):

http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/bleiter/rankings02/clerkships.html

Both rankings are a little dated (The former from 2002, the latter from 2001), but they should give you a good idea which schools give you the best shot at placing in law teaching.  I would recommend looking at where each professor currently teaches.  Georgetown, for example, does not have their alums teaching in as many top schools as Columbia or Chicago, even though they have a relatively high number of professors out there.


Thanks, but I know about these links -- that where my list was from.

I'm just not clear where the other guy got his list.

(However, these links are great for the OP, so thanks again.)