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Why is Cardozo regarded so highly?

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Why is Cardozo regarded so highly?
« on: February 25, 2006, 02:36:10 PM »
I constantly see people debating top 30 schools, sometimes with money, against a Cardozo offer... I hadn't heard anything about this 'cardozo' so I figured it was a top 20 school, and went to look it up on the rankings.  I was shocked to see it at number 58 on USNEWS. So what is it about this school that makes people still consider it against top 30's WITH money?

Also, Tulane falls in this category, too. People seems to want to take Tulane over top 30's even though Tulane is only mildly on the edge of the tier 1 schools (number 41).

Clearly these schools have something going on to raise their place in people's choices... anyone know what this is?

Re: Why is Cardozo regarded so highly?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2006, 02:39:08 PM »
Location, Location.....

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Re: Why is Cardozo regarded so highly?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2006, 02:44:30 PM »
Just because it's in New York (I think)?

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Re: Why is Cardozo regarded so highly?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2006, 04:45:52 PM »
It is located in the capital of the world, what do you expect?

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Re: Why is Cardozo regarded so highly?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2006, 05:16:33 PM »
Tulane is - imo - is way more respected than its ranking suggests. 

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Re: Why is Cardozo regarded so highly?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2006, 05:19:18 PM »
Tulane is - imo - is way more respected than its ranking suggests. 

From what I see on these boards, you're not the only one who thinks so.

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Re: Why is Cardozo regarded so highly?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2006, 05:35:06 PM »
I've heard a handful of other people concur.  But actually, my opinion was not based on commentary found on these boards.  It is largely based on Tulane's reputation among lawyers.  I'm a legal recruiter.  Even when I'm recruiting or placing in NYC, Tulane always gets rave reviews. 

I've become more familiar with Tulane, their admissions process, etc.  It seems like they don't rely solely on numbers.  I think that they could play the rankings game if they wanted to, but they seem really disinterested.

Re: Why is Cardozo regarded so highly?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2006, 05:37:00 PM »
It is located in the capital of the world, what do you expect?

the funny thing about this capital is that only new yorkers seem to know it

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Re: Why is Cardozo regarded so highly?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2006, 05:44:42 PM »
It is located in the capital of the world, what do you expect?

the funny thing about this capital is that only new yorkers seem to know it

hater! you know its true!

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Re: Why is Cardozo regarded so highly?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2006, 05:48:36 PM »
ny, ny,ny!...if i can...(whatever)