Tag Archive: prestige

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A Better Way to Measure Law School Job Numbers

Determining the “best” law schools has been a hotly contested field over the last few years, with everyone wanting to get a piece of the ranking action. U.S. News & World Report is the most common ranking system, incorporating various factors including selectivity, perception by peers, and job placement.  Above the Law has its own rankings with a much greater emphasis on employment outcomes, while Law.com created rankings focused on LSAT score, employment, and journal citations.

When it comes to students actually deciding which school to attend, however, employment prospects reign supreme. In a survey earlier this month, just over half of Blueprint LSAT students said that they valued “Prestige of Law School/US News & World Report ranking” above other factors when deciding which law school to attend, in part because they think attending a prestigious school will lead to a better job.

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Logical Reasonings / 9.8.14

Further reflections on our student survey from Blueprint’s own Jodi Teti. Above The Law

3 traps of the LSAT’s Logical Reasoning section. Note: they won’t be this obvious. US News & World Report

One prof says law school should be funnier. Rubber chickens and banana peels: coming to a syllabus near you. Wall Street Journal

Holy crap, Ray Rice is an awful human being. CNN

Columbia law bros, these girls are looking for you… Buzzfeed

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LSAT Survey: Students Value Prestige Above All Else

Every year, we here at Blueprint – in partnership with Above The Law’s Career Center – survey our LSAT prep students to get an idea of how they feel about some aspect of their law school journey. In the past, we’ve gathered their thoughts on everything from their admissions chances to the prospect of an online LSAT administration.

This year’s survey was sent to the thousands of students currently enrolled in our summer course, who are in the midst of preparing for the September 27th LSAT. It focused on how they plan to choose their law school, and the effect they believe that choice will have on their career prospects.