I wouldn't go to either of them if I had to pay full tuition.
lol, no. Only william mitchell alum would think so.
I just looked up the Lawyer/Judge assessment score on USNWR rankings: St. Thomas 2.7Hamline 2.3WM 2.1
And how to respond to cold, hard statistics? Not sure. I'd simply say that my list was based upon "conventional wisdom" and not what's in USNWR. Someone (correctly) pointed out earlier that the Twin Cities legal market doesn't exactly follow what's in the rankings. I guess it's just odd (not to mention counterintuitive) to see St. Thomas on top--it's pretty much chronologically impossible for any of their graduates to be partners in any firm anywhere, or higher-level government attorneys, so I can't imagine they've been able to make much of an impression. Maybe those random lawyers and judges doing the assessment were getting it confused with the St. Thomas in Miami.And again, out of all the lawyers I've spoken with in the Twin Cities (and in Minnesota), I've never heard these two sentences pass any of their lips:1. "St. Thomas is definitely a better law school than William Mitchell."2. "Hamline is definitely a better law school than William Mitchell."