Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gonzaga Law overrated by the masses

Posted By on Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 4:51 PM

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Sorry Spike, you're not actually number 1 ...

Here's a riddle for you: What do you get when you crowdsource law school rankings? A highly suspect list.

Now, what do you get when you compare that list against the US News peer poll — wherein schools are rated by professors and law professionals and people who have a good chance of knowing what they're talking about?

Schadenfreude.

When you put the numbers side-by-side, our very own Gonzaga School of Law is the 6th most over-rated law school in America. Ranked 87th-best by the hoi polloi, their peers put them closer to 108th.

Almost as over-rated as their men's basketball team was at the beginning of the season.

Still, it raises the question: if people — like, say potential employers — think your school is better than it actually is, isn't that a good thing?

In somewhat related news:

Now that they're a lackluster 13-7 and 3rd out of 8 in the less-than-stellar West Coast Conference, the cheerleading squad has seemingly taken it upon themselves to revive fan interest.

What have we here? Oh my goodness. Spike. You've been naughty.

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