The new U.S. News law-school rankings are now official.
Unofficially, Notre Dame has climbed from a tie for #22 to a tie for #20 in the new U.S. News law school rankings. Woohoo!
Hmm… let’s see, of the schools that I got into, Notre Dame is up 2 spots, as is George Washington (also from #22 to #20), Cardozo is up 4 spots (from #57 to #53), Boston U. is up 5 (from #28 to #23), Fordham is down 3 (from #31 to #34) and UConn is down 3 (from #40 to #43). (Old rankings here.)
Boston College, which wait-listed me and never let me in, is way down, from #22 to #29. American University, which did the same, is down from #55 to #56. Michigan and Georgetown, which rejected me outright, are steady at #7 and #14, respectively.
So the schools that accepted me had a net gain of 7 spots in the rankings, while the schools that did not accept me had a net loss of 8 spots. The moral of the story: rejecting Brendan Loy may be hazardous to your health (or your law school’s). Hehe. :)
Baylor, where Chris is going now, has climbed from #51 to #50. Way to go, Bears!
USC is steady at #18. So is UCLA, at #16. (Dammit!)
Hmm… while UConn has dropped from #40 to #43, Duke has climbed from #12 to #10. Let’s hope this isn’t a preview of Saturday’s basketball game!
Not that any of this actually matters, of course…
UPDATE: Wait, did I just say it doesn’t matter? Screw that! Now I can say I’m going to a “top 20 law school”! Which is obviously so much cooler than going to a “top 25 law school”… :)
If you haven’t been reading Chris’s blog lately, you should be. The law-school semester at Baylor — Chris’s first — is not even a week old, and he’s already got all sorts of war stories.
Reading about Chris’s present, and thinking 197 days into my own future, I must admit, I’m a little scared. :)