and cooley leaps into the t14
damn them and their giant library!
giant library is a fair standard of evaluation so long as it's only one out of many.
Criteria that the Cooley Rankings use which are not reasonable standards include:
JD enrollment (how does this in any way dictate the quality of the school?)
Total minority enrollment (the total number is irrelevant as it is yet another boost of schools with large class sizes... Cooley already indluced sepearately percentage of minority students)
Full time faculty
Part time faculty
Total faculty (for all of the above 3, they also have student/faculty ratio and average first year section size)
Number of minority faculty (how about percentage of minority faculty if this is important?)
Number of professional librarians
Library seating capacity (how about a ratio comparing the seating capacity and the enrollment total if such a thing is important?)
Number of computers networked (again, a ratio?)
Non-library total square footage (um, what? maybe a ratio here if this sort of thing is deemed imporant)
From the website "Note that each of these factors can affect the overall ranking of any school by only slightly over 3%."
so yeah, note that the number of enrolled students seems to be weighed as heavily as things like percent of graduates employed, median LSAT, median UGPA, etc.