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« Reply #50 on: June 04, 2007, 03:12:53 PM »
LOL and do your research  ;)

Meh, it really makes no difference, as you say, it's absolute minor differences anyway. And I guess people choosing between the three schools will do it for other reasons than this, since the schools in themselves are quite different of nature.

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« Reply #51 on: June 04, 2007, 04:13:08 PM »
This also depends on how you're defining "better", imo.  Does "better" mean that a firm will go deeper into a class at School A vs. School B?  Or does it mean a firm will take more students overall from School A vs. School B? 

In any event, you then have to consider the role that different schools' curves will play (for example, employers know - roughly - which of the top schools have lower curves and may be willing to reach deeper into those classes based on GPA.)  You have to consider the effects of disparate class sizes and geographical biases. 

My point is that there's a lot that goes into this calculation.  At some point you're sort of splitting hairs to try and draw broad distinctions between peer schools. 

But you agree that Columbia is much better than Chicago, right?

Even I wouldn't agree that CLS is much better than Chi...I had a very hard time choosing btwn the two.  I will say that I think that CLS is *slighty* better  ;) ;)

Much better? Uhhh...I'm not even sure if it is slightly better. It really depends on how you define better. It is sort of like we're going in circles here. Or, no one has provided an adequate definition of "better".

Jem, if you are not talking about the numbers, then what are you referring to?
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« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2007, 04:16:12 PM »
Bear in mind that it was my man cal who made the "much better" statement. :D 

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I was referring to your intellectual penis. Which is quite robust.

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« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2007, 04:20:23 PM »
This reminds me of "my dad can beat up your dad" arguments in kindergarden.

I can't wait till we're arguing about the tier one nursing homes.
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« Reply #54 on: June 04, 2007, 04:24:37 PM »
This reminds me of "my dad can beat up your dad" arguments in kindergarden.

I can't wait till we're arguing about the tier one nursing homes.

Lol. I know...These arguments are trivial.
People are obsessed with feeling better than others. It's a gift and a curse.
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« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2007, 04:25:35 PM »
This reminds me of "my dad can beat up your dad" arguments in kindergarden.

I can't wait till we're arguing about the tier one nursing homes.

One of my colleagues who recently graduated used to joke about this.  She swore that if someone ranked the bathrooms on campus, you'd see a line of law students waiting to use the #1 toilet.  
I was referring to your intellectual penis. Which is quite robust.

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« Reply #56 on: June 04, 2007, 04:26:01 PM »
Bear in mind that it was my man cal who made the "much better" statement. :D 

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titcr...my tongue was so far in my cheek it was out of my mouth and pleasuring my favorite michigan 2L.

Ooh, was that you?!
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« Reply #57 on: June 04, 2007, 04:27:55 PM »
This reminds me of "my dad can beat up your dad" arguments in kindergarden.

I can't wait till we're arguing about the tier one nursing homes.

One of my colleagues who recently graduated used to joke about this.  She swore that if someone ranked the bathrooms on campus, you'd see a line of law students waiting to use the #1 toilet. 

Someone should really try that...I would love to see how people respond.
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« Reply #58 on: June 04, 2007, 04:29:12 PM »
This reminds me of "my dad can beat up your dad" arguments in kindergarden.

I can't wait till we're arguing about the tier one nursing homes.

One of my colleagues who recently graduated used to joke about this.  She swore that if someone ranked the bathrooms on campus, you'd see a line of law students waiting to use the #1 toilet.  

Well that would actually work as a negative feedback mechanism.

Anybody who knows anything about public toilets knows that the quality of a toilet is inversely proportional to it's popularity.

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« Reply #59 on: June 04, 2007, 04:59:47 PM »
The higher up you go on the LS food chain the easier it is to get a biglaw job.
The lower you go, the more grades and school location count.
Because half of the USN rankings are entirely subjective (Judge/lawyer, what do YOU think about schools XYZ?) it is better to go to one that is perceived to be of higher quality than one that is perceived to be of lower quality.

Does it really matter what the differences are between CLS v. NYU v. Chicago? 

I didn't even apply to NYU because if I'm moving to NYC, I'm going to a Ivy dammit.  And let's face it: many (but not all) of the perceived differences between the *top* schools are ideas propagated by the schools and their alums in order to create chasms out of minute differences between programs.  It's like shopping for jeans.  I picked CLS because it had a fun design on the  back pockets while someone else picked Chicago because it's bootleg.  Very similar with small cosmetic differences.   

Is the ranking system accurate-ish?  Maybe
Is it helpful?  Yes

Does everyone have to play the game regardless simply because that's how it is played? 

Yes.

Fin.

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