reasons:1. aging faculty, including the recent loss of Sunstein. this is what happened to Michigan before its steady decline from HYS level to the decent but less prestigious MVP. in the 1950s and 1960s, its faculty was arguably the best in the country. look at the old issues of the Michigan Law Review for more information.2. hard sell on the location. this is what happened to Michigan, too. Columbia and NYU soundly defeat Chicago in terms of location, despite the fact that NYC isn't that great. (IMO) NYU wins the cross-admit battle like cake.3. US News trouble. the methodology isn't helping Chicago. it doesn't seem to do well with expenditures per student, and, despite its high reputation scores, NYU, Columbia, Penn, Boalt, and even NU are all very close to it in the other (hidden) categories. it might even fall out of the T14.is the US News bull? yes. I seriously loathe the magazine; i think it lets future lawyers off-the-hook in terms of due diligence and turns what should be a difficult career decision into a matter of 41 versus 62. but . . . perception is everything, and, until we get a better ranking system or a serious US News rival, then the legal world will continue to totally influence the legal market.These days, it seems like it's more HYSCN than HYSCC. any thoughts? it's sad to see the school fall, especially since I'm a big fan.
Quote from: I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone on May 15, 2008, 11:24:18 PMHi, Wally oh i get it, you'll talk to wally alts but not me?
Since Obama began lecturing at the school, U of C's quality has surely plummeted.