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New 2008 USN&WR Rankings are up

Re: New 2008 USN&WR Rankings are up
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2007, 11:41:18 PM »
nice to know i'm not the only one who doesn't get it.

Re: New 2008 USN&WR Rankings are up
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2007, 11:56:05 AM »
OSU went up 8 spots from 39 to 31!  W00t, W00t! 

Depaul dropped considerably.  This makes my almost dead-locked decision about choosing a 45k scholarship at Depaul and 10k per year scholarship at OSU a no-brainer!  Thanks for kickin' ass and takin' names OSU.   :D

Re: New 2008 USN&WR Rankings are up
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2007, 11:59:29 AM »
GW dropped out of T20 and BU moved ahead. USC moved a spot foward. Vandy had a big jump. These are the things I notice right away.
I think the size of GW is a downer. 1400 some for FT and another 500 some PT, this is too much.

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Re: New 2008 USN&WR Rankings are up
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2007, 12:51:37 PM »
GW dropped out of T20 and BU moved ahead. USC moved a spot foward. Vandy had a big jump. These are the things I notice right away.
I think the size of GW is a downer. 1400 some for FT and another 500 some PT, this is too much.

Georgetown is similarly sized (larger, in fact, right?) and yet is stubbornly able to remain in the t14 despite the chaos within the t14 and outside of it.  I'm starting to think there is something to the whole pedigree bias that favors certain big name schools that are "expected" to remain top schools.  Granted, some schools (ie: hastings) once had top-ranked programs that fell out of the t14, but Hastings probably never did have the pedigree that Georgetown had (speaking generally, not of the law program specifically).

Re: New 2008 USN&WR Rankings are up
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2007, 01:10:50 PM »
GW dropped out of T20 and BU moved ahead. USC moved a spot foward. Vandy had a big jump. These are the things I notice right away.
I think the size of GW is a downer. 1400 some for FT and another 500 some PT, this is too much.

Georgetown is similarly sized (larger, in fact, right?) and yet is stubbornly able to remain in the t14 despite the chaos within the t14 and outside of it.  I'm starting to think there is something to the whole pedigree bias that favors certain big name schools that are "expected" to remain top schools.  Granted, some schools (ie: hastings) once had top-ranked programs that fell out of the t14, but Hastings probably never did have the pedigree that Georgetown had (speaking generally, not of the law program specifically).

Well, fine law school seems just natually associated with G-Town, Cornell, Yale, Harvard, Penn, or even Princeton for any layman.

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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2007, 01:13:03 PM »
GW dropped out of T20 and BU moved ahead. USC moved a spot foward. Vandy had a big jump. These are the things I notice right away.
I think the size of GW is a downer. 1400 some for FT and another 500 some PT, this is too much.

Georgetown is similarly sized (larger, in fact, right?) and yet is stubbornly able to remain in the t14 despite the chaos within the t14 and outside of it.  I'm starting to think there is something to the whole pedigree bias that favors certain big name schools that are "expected" to remain top schools.  Granted, some schools (ie: hastings) once had top-ranked programs that fell out of the t14, but Hastings probably never did have the pedigree that Georgetown had (speaking generally, not of the law program specifically).

Well, fine law school seems just natually associated with G-Town, Cornell, Yale, Harvard, Penn, or even Princeton for any layman.

Princeton Law is the r0x0rz.

Also, I do think they've given out honorary doctorates in law or in legal related fields.  Not sure though.

Re: New 2008 USN&WR Rankings are up
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2007, 01:22:41 PM »
GW dropped out of T20 and BU moved ahead. USC moved a spot foward. Vandy had a big jump. These are the things I notice right away.
I think the size of GW is a downer. 1400 some for FT and another 500 some PT, this is too much.

Georgetown is similarly sized (larger, in fact, right?) and yet is stubbornly able to remain in the t14 despite the chaos within the t14 and outside of it.  I'm starting to think there is something to the whole pedigree bias that favors certain big name schools that are "expected" to remain top schools.  Granted, some schools (ie: hastings) once had top-ranked programs that fell out of the t14, but Hastings probably never did have the pedigree that Georgetown had (speaking generally, not of the law program specifically).

Hatings was never t14 tho--and iirc they dropped out of the t20 (or t25 i forget) when they submitted a low 25th lsat (bc of their LEOP program).

For GULC, of course prestige plays a part--aren't rep scores like 40% of the score?

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Re: New 2008 USN&WR Rankings are up
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2007, 01:24:27 PM »
GW dropped out of T20 and BU moved ahead. USC moved a spot foward. Vandy had a big jump. These are the things I notice right away.
I think the size of GW is a downer. 1400 some for FT and another 500 some PT, this is too much.

Georgetown is similarly sized (larger, in fact, right?) and yet is stubbornly able to remain in the t14 despite the chaos within the t14 and outside of it.  I'm starting to think there is something to the whole pedigree bias that favors certain big name schools that are "expected" to remain top schools.  Granted, some schools (ie: hastings) once had top-ranked programs that fell out of the t14, but Hastings probably never did have the pedigree that Georgetown had (speaking generally, not of the law program specifically).

Hatings was never t14 tho--and iirc they dropped out of the t20 (or t25 i forget) when they submitted a low 25th lsat (bc of their LEOP program).

For GULC, of course prestige plays a part--aren't rep scores like 40% of the score?

I thought at its height Hastings made their way into the t14.  Perhaps not.

Yeah, the rep scores would probably be the root cause of this pedigree bias.

Re: New 2008 USN&WR Rankings are up
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2007, 01:26:47 PM »
GW dropped out of T20 and BU moved ahead. USC moved a spot foward. Vandy had a big jump. These are the things I notice right away.
I think the size of GW is a downer. 1400 some for FT and another 500 some PT, this is too much.

Georgetown is similarly sized (larger, in fact, right?) and yet is stubbornly able to remain in the t14 despite the chaos within the t14 and outside of it.  I'm starting to think there is something to the whole pedigree bias that favors certain big name schools that are "expected" to remain top schools.  Granted, some schools (ie: hastings) once had top-ranked programs that fell out of the t14, but Hastings probably never did have the pedigree that Georgetown had (speaking generally, not of the law program specifically).

Hatings was never t14 tho--and iirc they dropped out of the t20 (or t25 i forget) when they submitted a low 25th lsat (bc of their LEOP program).

For GULC, of course prestige plays a part--aren't rep scores like 40% of the score?

I thought at its height Hastings made their way into the t14.  Perhaps not.

Yeah, the rep scores would probably be the root cause of this pedigree bias.

IIRC, Hastings at its peak was #20 in 1994. 

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Re: New 2008 USN&WR Rankings are up
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2007, 01:27:21 PM »
GW dropped out of T20 and BU moved ahead. USC moved a spot foward. Vandy had a big jump. These are the things I notice right away.
I think the size of GW is a downer. 1400 some for FT and another 500 some PT, this is too much.

Georgetown is similarly sized (larger, in fact, right?) and yet is stubbornly able to remain in the t14 despite the chaos within the t14 and outside of it.  I'm starting to think there is something to the whole pedigree bias that favors certain big name schools that are "expected" to remain top schools.  Granted, some schools (ie: hastings) once had top-ranked programs that fell out of the t14, but Hastings probably never did have the pedigree that Georgetown had (speaking generally, not of the law program specifically).

Hatings was never t14 tho--and iirc they dropped out of the t20 (or t25 i forget) when they submitted a low 25th lsat (bc of their LEOP program).

For GULC, of course prestige plays a part--aren't rep scores like 40% of the score?

I thought at its height Hastings made their way into the t14.  Perhaps not.

Yeah, the rep scores would probably be the root cause of this pedigree bias.

IIRC, Hastings at its peak was #20 in 1994. 

Thanks for checking.  You beat me to it.