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Cardozo Law dinged by US news?
« on: April 21, 2008, 03:03:12 PM »
US news incorrectly listed Cardozo's old bar pass rate as 88 % this year, when in fact it was 93. Intentional or Negligent misrepresentation? It's one thing to mess up student/faculty ratio, but bar pass rate???

Do you think the correct listing wouldv'e boosted the school?

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Re: Cardozo Law dinged by US news?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 08:45:46 PM »
US News lists the first time pass rate for the whole previous year (July and February tests).  Cardozo's 93% pass rate was only for the July test.  When they add their 1st time takes from February, the pass rate is significantly  lower.

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Re: Cardozo Law dinged by US news?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 08:54:54 PM »
The bar passage rate that went into the 2009 rankings: "The ratio of the school's bar passage rate of the 2006 graduating class to that jurisdiction's overall state bar passage rate for first-time test takers in summer 2006 and winter 2007" Next year, when the 2007 class is used, they should do better (although it's unlikely to affect ranking).

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Re: Cardozo Law dinged by US news?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008, 07:09:42 PM »
Any thoughts as to why Cardozo went down this year in rankings????

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Re: Cardozo Law dinged by US news?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 09:18:19 PM »
It doesn't matter if the T2 school is ranked 30 or 90, the only statistic that matters once you are out of the T14 is Top 10%. 

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Re: Cardozo Law dinged by US news?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2008, 01:18:48 AM »
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It doesn't matter if the T2 school is ranked 30 or 90, the only statistic that matters once you are out of the T14 is Top 10%.   

Rather hyperbolic don't you think?

Either way, a place or two in the rankings means nothing. A long term trend of large scale movement could mean something. Historically, VERY few schools have significantly changed their employment prospects very much since the USNEWS started ranking. Even big rises in the USNEWS often don't correspond to better employment prospects.
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Re: Cardozo Law dinged by US news?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2008, 06:38:36 PM »
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It doesn't matter if the T2 school is ranked 30 or 90, the only statistic that matters once you are out of the T14 is Top 10%.   

Rather hyperbolic don't you think?

Either way, a place or two in the rankings means nothing. A long term trend of large scale movement could mean something. Historically, VERY few schools have significantly changed their employment prospects very much since the USNEWS started ranking. Even big rises in the USNEWS often don't correspond to better employment prospects.

Agreed.  Rutgers-Newark, for example, has gone down quite a bit in the last decade or so, and their NLJ employment stats are still pretty damned good.

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Re: Cardozo Law dinged by US news?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2008, 07:41:32 PM »
Yeah it's not like firms pick up US news and say "whoah guys, better cut back on Cardozo hiring"

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Re: Cardozo Law dinged by US news?
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2008, 07:48:19 PM »
It doesn't matter if the T2 school is ranked 30 or 90, the only statistic that matters once you are out of the T14 is Top 10%. 

Possibly the dumbest thing I have ever read on this forum.
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Re: Cardozo Law dinged by US news?
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2008, 07:54:09 PM »
It doesn't matter if the T2 school is ranked 30 or 90, the only statistic that matters once you are out of the T14 is Top 10%. 

1) Georgetown Troll
2) Yeah I am sure firms throw all those 11% people from vandy in the trash.

Incidentally, since the board is set up to change all of our profanity into less profane synonyms, can the moderators set it up so that T14 is replaced with "I'm from XO, please don't sue me?"