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There is a really interesting article at www.mormonlawyers.com looking at which law school is better. BYU wins is it just because there are so many Mormons in the legal community?

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Re: Is BYU's J. Reuben Clark Really Better than Yeshiva's Cardozo Law School?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2008, 08:08:15 PM »
I believe BYU's numbers are comparable to UTexas.  So I think it probably is better, at least in terms of student body.

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Re: Is BYU's J. Reuben Clark Really Better than Yeshiva's Cardozo Law School?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2008, 08:10:54 PM »
The entire comparison makes no sense. 

Cardozo does not serve the same purpose in the Jewish legal community as does BYU the Mormon.
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Re: Is BYU's J. Reuben Clark Really Better than Yeshiva's Cardozo Law School?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2008, 11:15:42 PM »
The entire comparison makes no sense. 

Cardozo does not serve the same purpose in the Jewish legal community as does BYU the Mormon.

How is that relevant to the objective quality of the schools?

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Re: Is BYU's J. Reuben Clark Really Better than Yeshiva's Cardozo Law School?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2008, 09:48:56 AM »
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How is that relevant to the objective quality of the schools? 

It's not.

It's just pointless to compare the schools on the implicit assumptions that they represent their respective religious communities. Apples to oranges.
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Re: Is BYU's J. Reuben Clark Really Better than Yeshiva's Cardozo Law School?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2008, 03:00:54 AM »
I'd say yes because BYU will go a lot further in Utah and the surrounding states than Cardozo will in New York and the surrounding states, if nothing else. I know, two different worlds, but I think how well a school does on its home turf should be an indication of something.
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Re: Is BYU's J. Reuben Clark Really Better than Yeshiva's Cardozo Law School?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2008, 03:21:29 AM »
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How is that relevant to the objective quality of the schools? 

It's not.

It's just pointless to compare the schools on the implicit assumptions that they represent their respective religious communities. Apples to oranges.

To the extent this was occurring, I agree, and I also agree the article's a little goofy.

That said, Cardozo is the most prominent law school specifically founded by Jews, just as Georgetown is the most prominent law school specifically founded by Catholics.  In that sense, it's a fair comparison.

And bottom line, BYU appears to be an objectively better school, which is the real point of the thread.