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I must admit that I may have been infected with society's prejudices and predilections and attributed them to God . . . and that in years hence I may be seen as someone who was on the wrong side of history.  I don't believe such doubts make me a bad Christian.  I believe they make me human . . .

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Re: Princeton Review Law School Rankings
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2007, 08:54:26 PM »
Stanford at 24 was funny

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Re: Princeton Review Law School Rankings
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2007, 08:58:25 PM »
This is just laughable.

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Re: Princeton Review Law School Rankings
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2007, 02:59:05 AM »
Actually a relevant ranking -- given that it measures students' actual experiences at the schools.

I wouldn't elevate it above USNews, but I might refer to it when deciding between comparable programs, and I certainly wouldn't compare it to the Cooley rankings, which was simply created to inflate Cooley's rep.

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Re: Princeton Review Law School Rankings
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007, 11:54:27 AM »
My favorite factor going into the rankings has to be study hours.  A few samples:

1. Cornell: 5.97 hrs/day
9. Cooley: 5.37 hrs/day
147. UVA: 3.77 hrs/day
151. Harvard
159. NYU
163. Yale
168. USC
169. Texas

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2007/10/princeton-rev-2.html

What I can't figure out--does more study hours increase or decrease a school's ranking, and why?
I must admit that I may have been infected with society's prejudices and predilections and attributed them to God . . . and that in years hence I may be seen as someone who was on the wrong side of history.  I don't believe such doubts make me a bad Christian.  I believe they make me human . . .

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Re: Princeton Review Law School Rankings
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2007, 11:57:28 AM »
My favorite factor going into the rankings has to be study hours.  A few samples:

1. Cornell: 5.97 hrs/day
9. Cooley: 5.37 hrs/day
147. UVA: 3.77 hrs/day
151. Harvard
159. NYU
163. Yale
168. USC
169. Texas

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2007/10/princeton-rev-2.html

What I can't figure out--does more study hours increase or decrease a school's ranking, and why?

Not calculated in the rankings, apparently. From the website:

I present here Princeton Review's Top 50 Law Schools, determined by (1) focusing on those five categories with reported scores in the 60-99 range (thus excluding the study hours category), (2) combining the Professors: Accessible and Professors: Interesting categories into a single category, and (3) adding the scores in the resulting four categories:

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Re: Princeton Review Law School Rankings
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2007, 10:46:33 PM »
My favorite factor going into the rankings has to be study hours.  A few samples:

1. Cornell: 5.97 hrs/day
9. Cooley: 5.37 hrs/day
147. UVA: 3.77 hrs/day
151. Harvard
159. NYU
163. Yale
168. USC
169. Texas

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2007/10/princeton-rev-2.html

What I can't figure out--does more study hours increase or decrease a school's ranking, and why?

Man, I study about as much as the lowest-ranked school on the list. 

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