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How would the t14 rank if it was based only on prestige?

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How would the t14 rank if it was based only on prestige?
« on: December 15, 2007, 02:17:00 AM »
Let's narrow this down a little..."prestige" as it pertains to how the non-legal community perceives the schools.

Here's my guess...
1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Stanford
4. Cornell (a very well known Ivey)
5. Columbia
6. Duke
7. Berkeley
8. Penn (An Ivey, but always confused with Penn St.)
??? not sure after this point
9. Chicago?
10. Michigan?
11. Virginia?
12. Northwestern?
13. Georgetown?
14. NYU (definitely last...ask someone outside of NY and see...most people I've met are surprised it is any where near the top)

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Re: How would the t14 rank if it was based only on prestige?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 02:30:24 AM »
1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Stanford
4. Columbia
5. Penn
6. Michigan
7. Georgetown
8. Duke
9. Cornell
10.NYU
11.Chicago
12.Boalt
13.Virginia
14.Northwestern

Re: How would the t14 rank if it was based only on prestige?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007, 02:50:00 AM »
1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Columbia
4. Stanford
5. Georgetown
6. Michigan
7. Cornell
8. Penn
9. Berkeley
10. NYU
11. Duke
12. Chicago
13. Northwestern
14. Virginia

This is my experience with people who don't know much about law...just from talking to them about schools I was considering.  HY are obvious, and Columbia is well known top Ivy.  People always know Georgetown = top and DC, and Michigan and Cornell just have a traditional law prestige that common people know.  Penn is hurt from the Penn St. thing, but some are familiar with it.  Berkeley's name goes further with parents who were interested in the university in the 70s.  After that, it's pretty much a crapshoot.

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Re: How would the t14 rank if it was based only on prestige?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 03:33:54 AM »
1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Columbia
4. Stanford
5. Georgetown
6. Michigan
7. Cornell
8. Penn
9. Berkeley
10. NYU
11. Duke
12. Chicago
13. Northwestern
14. Virginia

This is my experience with people who don't know much about law...just from talking to them about schools I was considering.  HY are obvious, and Columbia is well known top Ivy.  People always know Georgetown = top and DC, and Michigan and Cornell just have a traditional law prestige that common people know.  Penn is hurt from the Penn St. thing, but some are familiar with it.  Berkeley's name goes further with parents who were interested in the university in the 70s.  After that, it's pretty much a crapshoot.


I think Stanford would edge out Columbia, but all of the top 5 make sense.  I think other than Chicago being at #14, the other 8 schools could are close enough to go in just about any order.

Re: How would the t14 rank if it was based only on prestige?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 09:34:04 AM »
1. Harvard
2. Boalt
3. Michigan
4. Texas
5. Minnesota
6. Colorado
7. Wisconsin
8. Standford
9. North Carolina
10. Washington
11. UCCLA
12. Northwestern
13. Oregon
14. Iowa

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Re: How would the t14 rank if it was based only on prestige?
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 09:39:04 AM »
1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Stanford
4. Columbia
5. Georgetown
6. Michigan
7. Duke
8. Virginia
9. Penn
10. Chicago
11. Northwestern
12. Cornell
13. NYU
14. Berkeley

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Re: How would the t14 rank if it was based only on prestige?
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007, 09:47:19 AM »
Coming from the south:


1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Stanford
4. Columbia
5. Duke
6. GULC
7. Vandy
8. UVA
9. Penn
10. Chicago
12. Michigan
13. Emory
14. Cornell


Re: How would the t14 rank if it was based only on prestige?
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2007, 09:58:31 AM »
NYU would definitely rank lower. During highschool, I used to think they were a state school.

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Re: How would the t14 rank if it was based only on prestige?
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2007, 10:13:51 AM »
Coming from the south:


1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Stanford
4. Columbia
5. Duke
6. GULC
7. Vandy
8. UVA
9. Penn
10. Chicago
12. Michigan
13. Emory
14. Cornell



Florida isn't on that list?  I would imagine it would make the T10.

1. I said from the south, MOST of Florida is not the south. Lol.
2. I was coming from my family's overall impressions (from Fairhope, AL) ... Now that I think about it, replace cornell with Alabama. My dad is still begging me to apply.

Re: How would the t14 rank if it was based only on prestige?
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2007, 10:46:24 AM »
NYU would definitely rank lower. During highschool, I used to think they were a state school.

Guys at my high school used to go to state school all the time.  It was no big deal.