Of course there's going to be a discrepancy between the reputation scores and the overall rankings. Why? It's a professional program, not a liberal arts graduate school. Our concerns are somewhat different from an average Philosophy Ph.D's.
I agree with you on the multiple definitions of "good." That's what makes ANY rankings system so problematic to begin with. Everyone has a different idea of what it means to be "good."But I disagree with you on Leiter. Just as everyone has different ideas of what is "good," every law school applicant has different ideas about what matters in a law school. For some students (e.g., me), Leiter's system makes a lot more sense. I care about faculty scholarship and the academic rep of each law school, because I'm interested in an academic career (an area Leiter covers quite thoroughly). Leiter's rankings are, for me, far superior to USN's.For others -- often, for those who simply approach the rankings blindly -- USN is all there is.Out of curiosity, what is it that makes Leiter's rankings so "off-base" for you? Is it just that you don't think faculty scholarship matters that much?
does anyone have the specialty rankings for legal writing. I still don't have the issue here in GA.Thanks!
Georgia- 34Mercer- 87Ga state- 97