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prelaw200

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Re: Schools that will drop in the 2008 US NEWS rankings...
« Reply #50 on: February 02, 2007, 09:56:42 AM »
I prefer a system that eliminates the tie.  Breaking a really close tie may be MORE arbitrary, but if there is a justification, it's not meaningless.  Give me the number along with the ranking.  They're not all 78's.  One is a 77.9, one is a 78.2, etc.

The reason they won't take us out to the next decimal place is that the Dean of  77.6 wants his "top public" tagline.

If I'm going to attend UPenn's 79 over UVA's 78, maybe I would attend Michigan's 78.4 over Boalt's 77.6.

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US News treats all decimal points the same and rounds for every school, public and private.  This is a problem with their system as a whole but to say it favors the publics schools in particular is absolutely wrong. 

Duke and NU were tied at 10 in 2004; Duke and Cornell were tied at 11 in 2005.  This means nothing.
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Re: Schools that will drop in the 2008 US NEWS rankings...
« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2007, 10:09:24 AM »
when do the new rankings come out?

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Re: Schools that will drop in the 2008 US NEWS rankings...
« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2007, 10:12:58 AM »
March
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Re: Schools that will drop in the 2008 US NEWS rankings...
« Reply #53 on: February 02, 2007, 10:57:19 PM »
There's going to be a market correction to put Columbia > NYU.

BC gains 3, BU loses 2, GW loses 2.

Let's see if they beat the spread.

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Re: Schools that will drop in the 2008 US NEWS rankings...
« Reply #54 on: February 03, 2007, 01:56:22 AM »
what article was that, somewhere?

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Re: Schools that will drop in the 2008 US NEWS rankings...
« Reply #55 on: February 03, 2007, 12:37:31 PM »
75th Percentile LSAT: 161
Median LSAT: 159
25th Percentile LSAT: 155

UF dropping is a safe bet. Going to a 400 person class is going to hurt the school tremendously. No way they ever get back up to numbers from a 200 person class

That might be enough to drop them out of the top 50. That article written by the UF professor about how he didn't think that a lot of UF grads were prepared to practice law won't help either.

Even if UF drops in the rankings, it will be still regarded in the state of Florida as the best. The USNWR won't change the state reputation of its flagship university or its programs. As has been discussed ad nauseum, regional strengths trump rankings and if you want to be assured that the world will be handed to you on a silver platter, get a 4.0 in UG, cure cancer and rock the LSAT so you can get into a Top 20 school with more plentiful opportunities for national placement.
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