They obviously would have gotten the M.D. from a different school, before going to law school.
Or even if you wanted to work in medical malpractice if someone has a M.D. and a J.D. from Touro and they want to work at a medical malpractice firm they will have an edge over a Stanford Grad for that specific job.
...there is whole thing called common sense that exists in the real world and a lot of people on this board and in law school should learn about it.
Yea I agree, unless language is a prerequisite for a specific job that is all I was trying to say.A Cooley Grad could be fluent in 5 languages and have a M.D. if he goes into competition for a real estate law job with someone with 0 work experience that graduates from Harvard Law, the Harvard Grad will win. This is because speaking 5 languages and having a M.D. are irrelevant to real estate law and Harvard beats Cooley 99.9% of the time..
Quote from: bigs5068 on April 20, 2010, 11:42:07 AM...there is whole thing called common sense that exists in the real world and a lot of people on this board and in law school should learn about it. Ah "common sense," the thing that people throw out when they don't have data...
Quote from: baby lawyer on April 21, 2010, 04:01:50 AMQuote from: bigs5068 on April 20, 2010, 11:42:07 AM...there is whole thing called common sense that exists in the real world and a lot of people on this board and in law school should learn about it. Ah "common sense," the thing that people throw out when they don't have data...Yes you should throw in common sense and the U.S. News is not data at all. It is a blatant scam and there is nothing objective measured they do give bar passage rate a whopping 2% consideration in the rankings. The LSAT score I think is 10% the other measurements are completely subjective and based on unidentified people. Then acceptance and placement rates are so blatantly tweeked by every school that it is not even worth mentioning. So U.S. News is not data and should not be taken seriously. You should use your common sense when picking a school, if you your choices are between Stanford and Williamette go to Stanford. However, do not make the same mistake I know 3 people sincerely regret by transferring from GGU where they had full scholarship to Santa Clara and USF in their second year. They thought it was such a good idea to go from tier 4 to tier 2. However, one guy is in the same internship with two of his section mates from GGU and the only difference is he has 80,000 more in debt, for going to a tier 2, which could end up being a tier 3 next year and GGU could go to tier 3 it is completely unpredicatable after the last #50 spots. Anyways, common sense could have saved those three transfers 80,000, because you would realize Stanford and Berkley are right here. You impress people if you are from those schools and maybe Hastings, but outside of those employers are going to look more to your class rank, experience, reference etc rather than if you went to the 98th best school or the 121st. USF, Santa Clara, GGU are not jaw dropping schools and there is no point in U.S. News ranking them.
In my opinion the bar passage rate should be the MAIN issue.
Quote from: >:-) on April 21, 2010, 01:47:13 PMIn my opinion the bar passage rate should be the MAIN issue.I generally like you, but this suggestion is dumb as shits. The difference in difficulty between the various bar exams are f-ing gigantic. So, no, bar passage rate shouldn't mean jack poo until you actually make everyone take the same bar exam.I'd like to point out (again) that Cooley students have 30% bar pass rate on the California bar. I don't hear you bragging about that.
If a point is valid it shouldn't matter if it helps or hurts you only if it's valid or not. People in general are too egocentric to understand something as simple as that.