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noted: “If prospective students can get into one of these schools, they should probably go. Big law, legal academia and Article III clerkships await graduates of these prestigious institutions.” • For schools ranked 6-15: “The bottom
believes the decision-making process should be vastly different for today’s potential law students. Mystal said he believes students should look at which schools produce the outcome they want rather than the school’s prestige
U. U.S. News is a tool. It is one of many tools. But just because U.S. News says a law school is in the top 25 does not mean it should be in their top 25.
—A NNE L EVINE ,
“L AW S CHOOL A DMISSIONS G AME ”
line is that if you go to any of these schools, you’re putting yourself into a good position to get a job.” Mystal, who graduated from Harvard Law School, said that he too studied the U.S. News rankings when he decided to attend Harvard law. However, Mystal
as judged by a bunch of magazine editors. “It seems to be that getting a job is the only point to going to law school. So you need to think proactively and creatively as to what law schools can get you to the job that you want in three years,” Mystal said. Anne Levine has seen pre-law students make some surprising decisions recently.
The author of the Law School Admissions Game and an application consultant, she counsels dozens of prospective law students. “U.S. News is a tool,” she said. “It is one Continued on page 29
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