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How schools look like in the eyes of employers?
« on: April 01, 2006, 05:09:24 PM »
Elite Schools (there is really a T17)

4.9
Yale

4.8
Harvard
Stanford

4.6
Chicago
Columbia
Virgina?


4.5
New York
Boalt
Michigan

4.4
Pennsylvania
4.3
Georgetown
Dook


4.1
Texas
Northwestern
Cornell


4.0
Vanderbilt




Superior Schools

3.9
Chapel Hill
UCLA

3.8
George Washington
Iowa
Washington & Lee
Emory



3.7
Missesota
WUSTL
Norte Dame
Boston C
Urbana
Bloomington
Hastings

3.6
Ohio State
Davis
William and Mary

3.5
Southern California
Boston U
Wisconsin
Wake Forest
Florida
Tulane

3.4
Georgia

3.3
Washington
Fordham
Colorado
Kansas
3.2
Dickinson
Creighton (wonder why they are TTT, though they do take a lot of average #s)
Oregon
SMU
George Mason

3.1
Connecticut
Northwestern College
Temple
Columbia
Loyola Chicago
Miami
Pepperdine
Syracuse
Nebraska
Oklahoma
Richmond
Case Western
Arizona
American
Maryland
ASU        3.0
Alabama    3.0
Mercer     3.0



Adequate Schoos

Cincinati           2.9
Loyola              2.9
San Diego            2.9
LSU                  2.9
San Fransico         2.9
Santa Clara           2.9
Catholic             2.9
Fayetteville         2.9
Maine                2.9
Kansas City          2.9
South Dakota         2.9
Drake                2.8
Howard               2.8
Marquette            2.8
Loyola NO            2.8
Wayne State          2.8
Michigan State       2.8
Wyoming              2.8
William Mitchell     2.8
South Carolina       2.8
Mississippi          2.8
Georgia State        2.8
St. John's           2.8
De Paul              2.8
Seton Hall           2.8
Kentucky             2.8
Villanova            2.8
Tennessee            2.8
Pittsburg            2.8
Brooklyn             2.8
Utah                 2.8
Valporaiso           2.7
Rutgets              2.7
Willamette           2.7
Washburn             2.7
Idaho                2.7
Montana              2.7
Gonzaga              2.7
Hawaii               2.7
Seattle              2.7
Buffalo              2.7
New Mexico           2.7
Denver               2.7
Cardozo              2.7
Chicago-Kent         2.6
Pacific              2.6
Vermont              2.6
Little Rock          2.6
Duequesne            2.6
Southern Ill.        2.6
California Western   2.5
Hofstra              2.5
Northeastern         2.5
Tulsa                2.5
NYLS                 2.5
West Virginia        2.5
Samford              2.5
Stetson              2.5
Dayton               2.4
Toledo               2.4
Misssissippi C.      2.4
Thomas Jefferson     2.4
Ohio Northern        2.4
Albany               2.4
Texas Tech           2.4
Louisville           2.4
John Marshall        2.4
Franklin Pierce      2.4
Pace                 2.3
St.Mary's            2.3
Baltimore            2.3
Widener              2.2
Oklahoma City        2.2
Hamline              2.2
Campbell             2.2
UNLV                 2.2
Quinipiac            2.2
Northern Ill.        2.2
Cleveland            2.1
Memphis              2.1
Capital              2.1
CUNY                 2.1
Wesleyan             2.0
Northern Kentucky    2.0
Southwestern         2.0

Marginal Schools

NC Central           1.9
Roger Williams       1.9
South Texas          1.9
Cooley               1.9
Whittier             1.9
Ave Maria            1.9
Akron                1.9
Chapman              1.8
Florida Coastal      1.8
Golden Gate          1.8
New England          1.8
St. Thomas           1.8
Suffolk              1.8
Touro                1.8
Detriot Mercy        1.8
Regent University    1.7
Western New England  1.6
Southern             1.6
Nova Southeastern    1.5
District of Columbia 1.4

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Re: How schools look like in the eyes of employers?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2006, 05:03:53 PM »
Suffolk has a 1.9 peer rating (2007 edition) not 1.8, and was ranked 2.0 last year (2006 edition).

Suffolk's GPA/LSAT scores remain competitive with other T3 and T2 schools, and their 1st time bar passage rates remain over 80% in MA and CT.  Because Suffolk has such a large number of graduates sitting for the bar each year, over 200 in May 2005, their passage rates  are statistically significant.  Compare this statistic with the number of students sitting for the bar from other schools, and you'll see that Suffolk's new ranking is truly unwarranted.

Moreover, if Suffolk law was actually equivalent to schools in the T4 bracket or even T3, you wouldn't see Ropes and Gray hiring at least three Suffolk graduates for its firm each year. In fact, Ropes and Gray has more Suffolk graduates represented in its firm than any other T3/T4 school

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Re: How schools look like in the eyes of employers?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2006, 05:28:44 PM »
Yeah, I have that feeling about Akron, too. They have admission policy that is comparable to most T2s, but is considered a T3. I guess its either a small school or a school that just screams "MEDIOCRE". Although it is pretty interesting that Wyoming got downgraded when its employment stats have been doing a lot better. I just think that a lot of profs been taking sabbiticals and that has been weakening the peer assesement and SF ratios.

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Re: How schools look like in the eyes of employers?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2006, 01:26:52 PM »
I was under the impression that Chicago-Kent had a much higher reputation in Chicago than Loyola.  This listing seems to imply differently though, whats up with that?

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Re: How schools look like in the eyes of employers?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2006, 01:39:05 PM »
You have NYLS twice.

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Re: How schools look like in the eyes of employers?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006, 02:24:10 PM »
Temple is also listed twice.

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Re: How schools look like in the eyes of employers?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2006, 02:54:12 PM »
I'm still working on it. Cut me some slack.

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Re: How schools look like in the eyes of employers?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2006, 01:11:06 PM »
I find the complete lack of UVA disturbing...

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Re: How schools look like in the eyes of employers?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2006, 01:44:37 PM »
Thomas Jefferson - 2.4!! As an adequate school! You've got to be kidding me. I live in San Diego and TJ has a horrible rep here in San Diego.

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Re: How schools look like in the eyes of employers?
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2006, 04:24:38 PM »
and I hear nice things about Akron, but they have a 1.8/1.9. Who knows? Maybe the firms and judges are different than the deans and profs.