What about Regional Rankings?
New to blogging and completely happy with some of the information I’m finding on the blogosphere for law school applicants! One law school admission committee member wrote this 2 years ago, and I’m only discovering it now but it’s still valid. She has four suggestions for committee members too caught up in the “rankings versus interesting candidate” conundrum, including not counting “old” GPAs and only counting the last 2 years of recent GPAs. Here’s the link:
You’ll see my comment (#19) suggesting Regional Rankings – West Coast, East Coast, Mid West, Southwest and Southeast. After all, Alabama attorneys and judges probably rank Cumberland a lot higher than UC Davis, and for good reason. But California lawyers would be crazy to do the opposite…. Another great reason to recycle your copy of US News and go with your gut when picking law schools. (Can you tell I’m on this tangent this week?)
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