http://www.cooley.edu/rankings/nfl_analogy.htmlhttp://www.cooley.edu/rankings/overall2010.htmlSomeone really should congradulate Cooley; they went from #12 in their own rankings up to #2 beat only by Harvard.Take that Princton, Yale,etc,etc.......
Cooley's rankings do make nearly as much sense as U.S. News. I think it is awesome they publish their own. U.S. News is probably correct for the first 25 or so schools, but then it is based on quite literally nothing just like Cooley. Actually Cooley's makes more sense because you can at least measure the number of chairs in a school. That is at least something real about the school. I don't know how much it really helps, but it is nice to have space. U.S. News is some judge in Maine checking a scantron of excllent, good, very good, marginal to rank Williamette over Gonzaga two schools the judge has never been to or met anyone from. Or a judge in San Francisco checking those same boxes to distinguish Franklin Pierce from Suffolk. It makes no sense they do count bar passage as 2% of the ranking for U.S. News and as law student I think it is important to pass the bar, but that is just me.
And, if they asked my opinion of some school I know nothing about it Alabama or New Hampshire, I would probably just make a guess based on the previous U.S. News data.
Quote from: jinc1019 on February 23, 2011, 06:31:07 PMAnd, if they asked my opinion of some school I know nothing about it Alabama or New Hampshire, I would probably just make a guess based on the previous U.S. News data.This is why the reputation scores only really make sense for the top 15-20 schools, which as someone pointed out is about how far USNews makes sense.