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Friday, March 23, 2007

Top 25 Most Underrated Law Schools

Vault_3Vault has named the Top 25 Most Underrated Law Schools, based on 512 votes by legal recruiting professionals (law firm recruiting managers, law firm hiring partners, and corporate counsel):

Recruiters were asked to name law schools that, based on their experience as hiring managers, are underrated. There was no limit to the number of law schools a hiring manager could name as underrated. Recruiters were also asked to provide comments about underrated schools.

Here are the Top 10 Most Underrated Law Schools:

  1. Emory
  2. Fordham
  3. Howard
  4. Chicago-Kent
  5. Oregon
  6. George Mason
  7. Illinois
  8. William & Mary
  9. Vanderbilt
  10. Georgia

For the full list, see here.  For other underrated law schools by region, see here.  For more on the methodology, see below the fold.

To determine the national rankings, Vault calculated a score for each school based on the following formula:

  • 50% of the score is based on the number of votes a law school received from recruiters in its own region, when compared to the votes received by other law schools in the region
  • 50% of the score is based on the number of votes a law school received from recruiters outside its region, when compared to the votes received by law schools nationally

For further details on the methodology, see here.

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