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Are some law schools "easier" than others?

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Are some law schools "easier" than others?
« on: September 13, 2007, 06:11:36 AM »
not talking admissions, but the actual curriculum

for ex, lets take the 4 public florida schools

UF
FSU
FIU
FAMU


they are all teaching the same basic stuff, im assuming, prob using alot of the same books.  will you learn "secret stuff" at UF?

will FIU be less stress/homework?


they all try and get you to the BAR, so im thinking there has to be a minimum threshold they all meet, and yet...

Re: Are some law schools "easier" than others?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007, 03:02:54 PM »
i smell arrogance...  >:(

Re: Are some law schools "easier" than others?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 03:19:52 PM »
i smell arrogance...  >:(
That wouldn't be my first choice of superpowers

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Re: Are some law schools "easier" than others?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007, 09:12:46 PM »
why would some schools go out of their way to handicap their students like that?

and that seems to be true from both sides, easy or hard...

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Re: Are some law schools "easier" than others?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007, 10:46:31 PM »
You have to be able to beat the curve that much to land in the top of your class of 500 or so with a killer curve in a school where they actually give F’s. Top 10% from a school with a killer curve says something, it would mean nothing if Cooley and Georgetown both had B+ curves. Hence as well why many top schools don’t even rank, they don’t need to.

This makes no sense.  Comparing GPAs of differently ranked schools may give you the result you wish, but comparing class ranks does not.  A hard curve does not affect your class ranking at all as it applies to everyone. Lower ranked schools may be "harder" because you have to work more due to increased competition from your classmates (due to reduced job opportunities) but I think this tends to be overstated.  In short, no law school is particularly hard.  It's just voluminous.

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Re: Are some law schools "easier" than others?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007, 02:38:49 AM »
Wary tag.

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Re: Are some law schools "easier" than others?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2007, 05:02:38 AM »
Wary tag.

no dipping your toes young lady!

you jump in with both feet!



anywho, anyone know of a site that lists all the schools and their curves?  (hehe)

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Re: Are some law schools "easier" than others?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2007, 08:00:04 AM »
This will have grading information for each school.

http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/ndlsdir_search_quick.asp


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Re: Are some law schools "easier" than others?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007, 08:08:04 AM »
This will have grading information for each school.

http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/ndlsdir_search_quick.asp



http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/ndlsdir_search_results.asp

this cant be right.  a b at yale = fail?


thats so screwed up it makes the system worthless!

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Re: Are some law schools "easier" than others?
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2007, 08:11:45 AM »
Yale has an alternative grading method. As does Boalt.