JD2011 (2020-2021)

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I was planning on attending UB, but I am quite worried about their ranking. It went from the mid 70s to 100!!!
I need some thoughts/comments on this... decisions..decisions..
I would prefer to attend a tier2 or higher school.

Visitor Comments

  • UB LAW
  • Friday, March 28 2008 at 08:55 PM

I don't know where you got the rankings that you referred to from, but according to the U.S News and World Report, UB is still number 77. Hope this helps!

- Rutgers4me
  • UB is 100
  • Saturday, March 29 2008 at 08:08 AM

<a href="http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law/search" title="http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law/search" class="data">http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/law/search</a> sad, but true- it;s 100

- jd2011
  • UB LAW
  • Saturday, March 29 2008 at 03:02 PM

This is the new 2009 rankings and to be honest with you, it is disturbing because it is such a huge jump, but I wouldn't because of just that decide on not attending UB. It is a great school, I know it will revive itself.

- Rutgers4me
  • My 2 Cents On Buffalo
  • Sunday, March 30 2008 at 10:26 PM

Go to Syracuse if you don't get anywhere obviously better. Syracuse is a better school, has more street cred with the common man, and places better nationally. Buffalo finally fell down to about where they belong, though I'd argue that there are several better T3 schools, mostly in the South. The only reason that I would pick Buffalo is if I wanted to live in Buffalo. And I wouldn't be surprised if they make their way to the TTThird Tier before it's all said and done. Good luck.

- Cletus Cromwell
  • On Syracuse
  • Monday, March 31 2008 at 04:42 PM

I disagree with Cromwell on choosing Syracuse over Buffalo. There are certainly many UB grads who work in NYC and in other parts of the country. I will choose UB over Syracuse any day because they rank the same now at least, and UB is much cheaper especially for you as a NY State resident. To be honest, I wouldn't suggest spending that much money on a tier 3 school such as Syracuse.

- Rutgers4me
  • UB vs. Syracuse
  • Monday, March 31 2008 at 06:38 PM

Thanks for both of your comments cromwell and rutgers. I am still hoping to hear back from some other schools. For now, I am still debating UB vs. SU...100 vs. 100...very last tier 2 vs. very last tier 2...cheap vs. expensive...

- JD2011
  • UB Law
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 04:39 AM

Give me a break... UB Law has been and continues to be a strong Tier 2 Law School. Cletus needs to find his facts. Rutgers4Me has found the facts of the case: UB is a Top Law School ! Maybe Cletus has a lotta bucks to burn.....Syracuse tuition is 41,000 a year vs. 13000 for UB.... Does Syracuse offer all first year students a mentor who is both an alum and practicing attorney ? Does Syracuse offer all classes without a curve so that law students actually help and cheerlead each other ? Does Syarcuse offer a wide choice of courses in your second and third year ? UB does all of this and more... The facts of this case are quite clear... With my first year almost completed at UB Law, I am getting a top notch legal education and won\\\'t have to take out a 40 year loan to repay it !

  • Schools
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 04:23 PM

First, congrats on your results so far. 3 for 3 and Boston College. Very nice. :) On Buffalo v. Syracuse, Cletus and Rutgers/Name Required (who I strongly suspect is tortguy) all make good points. Cletus is absolutely correct in that Syracuse places better nationally (and outside of its city) than Buffalo and it's alumni also tend to reach higher positions. If you want to see for yourself, go to martindale.com, click "advanced search" on the lawyer locator, and scroll to the bottom to search by school attended. From there, the sidebar on the resulting search page will give you more information than you could possibly want. But, on the other side, Rutgers and Name Req. are correct in that, without some sort of scholarship, Syracuse is pretty expensive and may not be worth it. Even if it does place better, that extra ~$30k/year is a big price to pay for a school that's maybe only marginally better and probably doesn't offer much better immediate employment prospects. Actually, I'd be surprised if you didn't get a scholarship to Syracuse with your numbers. Name Req. seems upset that his school plummeted over 20 spots in one year and probably would have fallen into Tier 3 if not for USNWR having some sort of soul, so I'd take everything he said with a large grain of salt. And basing arguments around a school's ranking is retarded anyway. By changing their formula as much as they do, USNWR is functionally saying that their rankings are inherently flawed, and I think a lot of people are starting to realize that. Who cares if your school is T1 or T4. If it works for you, it works for you. But, it doesn't matter at all anyway since you're in at Boston College. Obviously, that's the correct choice here, assuming that's where you want to be. Wherever you end up, I'm sure that you'll make a good decision and I wish you the best of luck. Again, congrats on all of your success.

- Ninja1
  • Wednesday, April 23 2008 at 06:27 AM

Go to Tortguy and check out the news regarding the outstanding UB Law Faculty !

- tortguy

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