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July 16, 2008

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Obviously part of the reason incoming students are obsessed with rankings is because law firms give great weight to these numbers. If the full-time and part-time programs are ranked separately then the part time students may still be able to "slip in the back door" b/c IMO it is unlikely that employers will delineate b/w the students when it comes to hiring decisions. Once a graduate is a year out of law school, employers won't look back - both types of students will have the same school name on their degree. Creating two separate rankings will just lead to the creation of a new third ranking: the average of the two. Then the debate will become: how should the average be weighted. Leads to the same thing either way.

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