Supervisor: Brian Leiter <>
Announced end of poll: Thursday, November 18, 2010
Actual time poll closed:
This is a public poll.
Actual votes cast: 184
Number of winning choices:
This poll implements proportional representation. The best-candidate criterion is used to identify each voter's preferred set of choices.
Condorcet completion rule:    (What is this?)
Schulze/Beatpath/CSSD
CIVS Ranked Pairs
MAM
Condorcet-IRV

Poll description

What characteristics of a law school to you consider most important in your assessment of the quality of a school? Rank order the characteristics below from most important (#1) to least important.

Choices (in individual preference order)

  1. Scholarly distinction/quality of the faculty
  2. Students numerical credentials (LSAT, GPA)
  3. Emphasis on legal doctrine & analytical skills
  4. Emphasis on legal research & writing skills
  5. Small class sizes
  6. Bar exam pass rate
  7. Quality of scholarly conferences & speaker series
  8. Emphasis on practical lawyering skills
  9. Practical experience of the faculty
  10. Quality of the law library
  11. Modern & technologically equipped facilities
  12. Ranking of the school by US News
  13. Percentage of graduates employed in legal profession
  14. Quality of career services office
  15. Curriculum emphasizing public service & pro-bono
  16. Curriculum emphasizing working in teams
  17. Student success in moot court competitions

Winning set of choices

The apparent winner of this poll was the set of choices ( 1,2,3,4,5 ):

  1. Scholarly distinction/quality of the faculty
  2. Students numerical credentials (LSAT, GPA)
  3. Emphasis on legal doctrine & analytical skills
  4. Emphasis on legal research & writing skills
  5. Small class sizes

Preference matrix

There are 6188 possible sets of 5 choices that can be formed by selecting from the 17 choices. Of these, 6 sets were considered thoroughly, comparing against the 61 nearby (similar) sets that differ in just one choice.

This is the voting preference matrix, reporting maximal valid proportional preferences. Fractions indicate nonproportional preferences, which help break ties in proportional preference.

  123456
1. (1,2,3,4,5)   -0.09 0.094 0.113 123.131 159.159
2. (1,2,3,4,6)   0.077 -0.088 0.104 108.129 156.156
3. (1,2,3,5,6)   0.073 0.079 -0.109 115.12 149.149
4. (1,2,4,5,6)   0.055 0.061 0.039 -105.107 147.147
5. (1,3,4,5,6)   0.04 0.046 0.053 0.066 -142.147
6. (2,3,4,5,6)   0.018 0.021 0.026 0.029 0.03 -

Pairwise comparison

You can compare any two sets of choices. Just enter the numbers of the choices (from 1 to 17) in each set, with the numbers of one set's choices in the left column and the numbers of the other's in the right column.

Set 1Set 2

Nonproportional poll

The following gives the details of how the poll would have resulted if run on single choices, without proportional representation. This hypothetical poll defines the “individual preference order” used above.

Ranking of the choices

Winning choices are shown in bold.

1. Scholarly distinction/quality of the faculty  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 4–172  (Not defeated in any contest vs. another choice)
2. Students numerical credentials (LSAT, GPA)  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 13–158, loses to Scholarly distinction/quality of the faculty by 147–30
3. Emphasis on legal doctrine & analytical skills  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 13–148, loses to Students numerical credentials (LSAT, GPA) by 107–66
4. Emphasis on legal research & writing skills  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 13–144, loses to Emphasis on legal doctrine & analytical skills by 109–39
5. Small class sizes  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 14–151, loses to Emphasis on legal research & writing skills by 88–79
6. Bar exam pass rate  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 23–137, loses to Small class sizes by 90–77
7. Quality of scholarly conferences & speaker series  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 19–141, loses to Bar exam pass rate by 89–83
8. Emphasis on practical lawyering skills  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 25–123, loses to Quality of scholarly conferences & speaker series by 85–80
9. Practical experience of the faculty  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 23–121, loses to Emphasis on practical lawyering skills by 79–67
10. Quality of the law library  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 24–125, loses to Practical experience of the faculty by 82–77
11. Modern & technologically equipped facilities  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 26–126, loses to Quality of the law library by 80–75
12. Ranking of the school by US News  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 50–103, loses to Modern & technologically equipped facilities by 87–76
13. Percentage of graduates employed in legal profession  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 38–117, loses to Ranking of the school by US News by 85–74
14. Quality of career services office  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 46–102, loses to Percentage of graduates employed in legal profession by 92–71
15. Curriculum emphasizing public service & pro-bono  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 42–103, loses to Quality of career services office by 82–74
16. Curriculum emphasizing working in teams  loses to Student success in moot court competitions by 64–69, loses to Curriculum emphasizing public service & pro-bono by 99–39
17. Student success in moot court competitions, loses to Curriculum emphasizing working in teams by 69–64

For simplicity, some details of the poll result are not shown.  

Result details

  1234567891011121314151617
1. Scholarly distinction/quality of the faculty   -147 147 149 156 159 173 151 158 173 164 166 160 167 168 168 172
2. Students numerical credentials (LSAT, GPA)   30 -107 120 129 131 135 130 135 142 135 141 142 148 146 151 158
3. Emphasis on legal doctrine & analytical skills   29 66 -109 104 113 111 123 125 128 127 113 114 138 136 147 148
4. Emphasis on legal research & writing skills   26 53 39 -88 94 99 106 112 114 113 101 103 127 130 143 144
5. Small class sizes   21 46 61 79 -90 98 100 103 111 116 119 111 135 134 143 151
6. Bar exam pass rate   18 40 55 73 77 -89 91 95 102 98 99 94 116 117 132 137
7. Quality of scholarly conferences & speaker series   4 38 55 66 68 83 -85 95 89 99 108 102 106 108 129 141
8. Emphasis on practical lawyering skills   23 43 30 42 62 71 80 -79 89 89 88 82 100 106 121 123
9. Practical experience of the faculty   13 39 34 48 63 67 71 67 -82 85 84 85 99 110 117 121
10. Quality of the law library   4 29 35 47 54 65 68 71 77 -80 91 87 101 95 122 125
11. Modern & technologically equipped facilities   11 34 33 51 45 63 62 64 71 75 -87 84 103 103 121 126
12. Ranking of the school by US News   8 28 57 67 54 64 60 74 76 75 76 -85 82 91 103 103
13. Percentage of graduates employed in legal profession   17 28 50 60 58 67 65 78 76 77 81 74 -92 100 109 117
14. Quality of career services office   11 26 27 38 33 49 60 54 57 59 56 82 71 -82 98 102
15. Curriculum emphasizing public service & pro-bono   10 28 23 27 30 47 51 42 43 59 53 69 64 74 -99 103
16. Curriculum emphasizing working in teams   8 21 9 10 19 29 34 19 24 29 34 52 47 53 39 -69
17. Student success in moot court competitions   4 13 13 13 14 23 19 25 23 24 26 50 38 46 42 64 -

Ballot report

 Emphasis on legal doctrine & analytical skills Emphasis on legal research & writing skills Quality of the law library Emphasis on practical lawyering skills Quality of scholarly conferences & speaker series Small class sizes Modern & technologically equipped facilities Practical experience of the faculty Scholarly distinction/quality of the faculty Curriculum emphasizing public service & pro-bono Curriculum emphasizing working in teams Student success in moot court competitions Quality of career services office Bar exam pass rate Students numerical credentials (LSAT, GPA) Ranking of the school by US News Percentage of graduates employed in legal profession
1. 3 6 9 7 8 12 13 5 1 14 17 11 16 4 2 10 15
2. 9 9 4 17 4 17 17 17 1 17 17 17 4 17 4 9 9
3. 4 9 7 14 3 6 8 10 2 11 13 15 16 12 1 5 17
4. 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 1 17 17 17 17 4 2 1 3
5. 13 11 15 7 17 5 8 3 16 9 12 10 14 6 2 1 4
6. 2 3 9 6 11 12 8 13 1 10 14 17 17 7 4 17 5
7. 6 10 2 10 2 3 4 6 1 8 8 8 6 12 5 4 10
8. 2 11 3 4 10 6 5 5 1 7 8 16 15 12 13 17 9
9. 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
10. 7 5 6 3 17 9 7 4 2 16 9 17 8 14 1 15 17
11. 2 2 17 2 3 6 4 3 1 13 13 17 17 11 4 11 17
12. 3 4 11 5 9 7 2 8 1 14 14 10 16 15 6 17 14
13. 2 2 4 3 2 2 7 6 1 13 5 17 5 3 7 4 2
14. 3 4 8 6 12 7 11 9 1 17 16 10 14 14 2 5 15
15. 4 5 6 12 7 15 10 11 2 13 17 16 14 9 3 1 8
16. 10 15 16 17 8 11 12 17 1 16 17 16 15 14 9 13 10
17. 2 3 12 1 15 14 7 4 4 6 13 17 8 9 10 16 11
18. 1 2 13 8 14 13 15 7 12 3 9 16 11 4 6 17 5
19. 10 10 12 4 2 3 8 1 1 2 3 16 13 15 11 17 14
20. 4 8 9 10 7 6 11 17 1 17 17 17 17 3 2 17 4
21. 5 3 7 4 16 8 7 6 2 15 10 17 9 15 1 16 16
22. 7 6 11 9 10 8 4 15 1 12 13 17 14 5 3 2 16
23. 7 15 10 15 3 11 5 6 1 17 15 14 16 7 2 2 5
24. 3 6 9 7 14 4 8 5 1 13 17 12 16 11 2 15 10
25. 17 7 10 4 16 13 17 4 2 14 17 10 16 3 5 6 8
26. 5 7 6 11 13 8 12 14 1 15 17 16 10 3 2 9 4
27. 4 9 10 15 3 14 7 13 1 8 16 17 11 5 2 12 6
28. 13 15 2 14 3 4 9 17 1 11 16 10 7 5 6 8 12
29. 17 17 17 17 5 8 7 17 1 17 17 17 17 6 3 2 17
30. 4 2 3 11 6 10 14 7 1 8 15 16 12 9 5 17 13
31. 4 7 9 3 14 13 12 8 2 15 17 16 10 5 6 11 1
32. 1 2 16 6 13 12 3 12 11 15 17 14 5 12 4 12 12
33. 2 2 4 2 5 7 6 8 1 17 17 17 17 3 2 17 4
34. 7 7 8 11 2 5 13 12 1 10 10 9 9 4 3 10 4
35. 8 6 17 12 15 10 10 4 1 17 17 13 12 10 2 3 11
36. 2 1 17 9 8 3 13 6 4 10 14 11 15 12 5 16 7
37. 1 2 9 4 12 3 5 6 7 13 14 15 11 8 10 16 17
38. 8 9 11 13 7 5 6 14 1 15 17 16 12 3 2 10 4
39. 14 7 5 12 11 3 10 6 1 9 13 15 16 8 2 4 17
40. 1 2 14 8 12 5 15 11 6 9 16 17 7 3 13 10 4
41. 3 7 11 17 8 5 4 17 1 6 17 17 17 9 2 17 10
42. 5 6 9 2 10 14 8 3 1 7 15 13 16 12 4 11 17
43. 2 1 9 2 17 12 8 3 17 7 11 13 6 5 16 17 10
44. 2 6 16 4 13 8 17 7 1 14 16 15 9 17 3 5 10
45. 3 12 9 11 5 6 10 8 1 4 15 16 17 14 2 7 13
46. 2 17 17 17 6 5 17 17 1 17 17 17 17 4 3 17 17
47. 17 17 7 17 3 4 8 10 1 17 17 16 9 6 2 5 17
48. 1 9 8 11 10 4 13 12 3 15 14 16 5 17 2 6 7
49. 3 7 6 12 9 4 10 16 1 15 14 17 7 5 2 11 13
50. 3 3 7 3 5 5 9 6 6 10 11 8 9 4 1 1 2
51. 9 10 13 7 2 16 14 11 1 5 15 16 17 6 3 4 8
52. 7 8 12 1 11 4 10 9 2 13 14 15 3 5 6 17 16
53. 3 3 5 10 7 7 9 10 1 10 14 17 6 14 2 16 10
54. 9 8 3 17 10 4 17 10 17 10 17 17 11 4 5 17 17
55. 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 1 17 17 17 17 17 2 17 17
56. 5 4 13 10 15 6 14 9 1 16 12 17 7 3 2 8 11
57. 3 8 17 17 2 5 17 4 1 17 17 17 6 17 17 17 7
58. 8 13 5 14 3 4 6 10 1 17 16 15 11 12 2 7 9
59. 7 9 16 5 4 11 13 8 1 15 17 12 14 3 2 6 10
60. 10 8 9 4 2 15 3 12 1 7 16 11 14 6 5 13 17
61. 5 4 17 9 17 3 17 17 1 17 10 17 17 6 2 8 7
62. 7 10 3 11 2 4 13 16 1 17 14 12 15 8 5 6 9
63. 9 8 13 10 17 6 11 4 3 14 15 16 12 7 5 1 2
64. 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 1 17 1 2 1
65. 17 17 17 17 6 17 17 17 17 1 17 17 10 17 17 17 17
66. 4 1 9 1 14 9 4 4 1 14 9 16 9 4 4 16 9
67. 7 13 10 14 3 6 8 16 1 4 5 11 12 9 2 17 15
68. 2 3 6 9 15 4 10 5 1 14 11 16 7 17 12 8 13
69. 5 6 8 14 7 9 10 11 2 12 13 16 4 15 1 17 3
70. 4 5 6 12 13 8 9 14 1 15 7 16 10 3 11 17 2
71. 2 9 5 17 3 8 13 17 1 12 17 10 6 11 4 17 7
72. 8 9 10 12 3 4 13 11 1 17 17 17 17 5 2 6 7
73. 9 12 17 13 5 8 10 2 1 14 16 15 7 11 3 4 6
74. 1 3 15 6 7 8 9 10 2 13 16 17 11 12 5 14 4
75. 4 17 17 17 17 2 17 17 1 3 17 17 5 17 17 17 17
76. 2 1 12 3 11 6 12 7 7 14 14 14 17 5 17 17 17
77. 6 5 13 12 7 4 14 9 2 10 15 17 8 16 1 3 11
78. 4 10 5 6 7 9 8 3 1 11 15 17 12 16 2 13 14
79. 3 10 6 11 7 4 12 13 1 15 14 17 16 8 2 9 5
80. 6 9 8 12 9 8 7 15 1 14 16 11 17 2 3 4 5
81. 3 2 13 4 14 5 15 10 6 11 1 16 7 12 8 9 17
82. 16 8 17 7 17 11 17 3 2 14 13 9 17 6 1 5 15
83. 16 6 6 15 5 7 10 15 1 15 15 15 15 15 2 3 17
84. 9 10 5 15 4 5 7 14 1 11 17 13 12 3 2 16 8
85. 11 9 12 5 10 3 6 2 1 7 16 15 8 13 4 14 17
86. 4 10 17 8 9 14 16 5 3 15 17 17 17 11 6 5 17
87. 17 5 17 17 2 17 17 17 1 17 17 17 17 17 4 3 17
88. 2 3 14 11 4 12 5 9 1 10 17 16 13 6 8 7 15
89. 1 3 10 2 17 12 9 8 7 4 13 5 15 6 11 16 14
90. 4 5 2 9 3 6 14 11 1 12 7 8 15 10 16 17 13
91. 8 17 17 9 17 6 17 17 3 17 17 17 4 5 1 7 2
92. 17 17 4 17 5 2 9 10 1 17 17 12 11 8 3 6 7
93. 6 14 4 14 7 8 9 14 1 3 14 14 5 14 2 17 14
94. 7 6 13 9 10 7 9 16 3 17 7 4 15 15 5 11 14
95. 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 17 1 5 17 17 5 2 2 17 2
96. 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
97. 2 1 10 6 9 7 3 8 4 14 16 13 15 11 5 17 12
98. 6 7 12 5 10 11 9 2 1 14 15 13 16 8 3 17 4
99. 17 17 17 17 5 6 7 17 2 17 17 17 8 9 1 3 4
100. 2 5 16 4 7 7 11 14 1 13 16 16 12 5 6 8 10
101. 1 2 12 4 11 6 9 3 10 13 5 16 14 8 15 17 7
102. 7 2 4 9 12 8 16 6 1 11 15 14 10 13 17 3 5
103. 10 15 17 17 2 6 17 17 1 16 17 17 17 17 4 3 5
104. 17 6 4 17 17 5 17 8 1 17 7 17 17 3 2 10 17
105. 3 6 9 5 10 4 8 3 2 7 3 14 8 9 15 16 17
106. 7 12 17 10 17 8 17 3 4 11 13 17 6 9 1 2 5
107. 9 9 16 9 15 1 6 3 2 14 17 12 13 8 5 4 7
108. 8 10 3 15 7 13 12 9 2 16 11 17 6 5 1 4 14
109. 7 10 8 15 16 2 9 17 1 6 17 17 12 14 3 4 17
110. 5 6 15 7 16 12 8 13 3 11 10 17 14 9 2 1 4
111. 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
112. 3 4 17 7 8 1 6 9 2 10 11 12 16 15 5 13 14
113. 17 17 17 17 2 4 5 17 1 17 17 17 17 17 3 17 17
114. 7 8 10 2 10 7 15 14 1 10 11 14 17 6 5 4 16
115. 3 4 5 8 9 7 11 16 1 15 14 13 12 6 2 17 10
116. 3 4 5 17 17 17 17 17 1 17 17 17 17 17 2 17 17
117. 4 7 7 7 7 3 9 8 1 17 17 17 17 17 2 17 17
118. 17 17 17 1 17 1 1 2 2 1 17 17 2 3 17 3 17
119. 2 8 17 17 17 17 17 17 1 17 17 17 4 5 3 17 17
120. 3 17 16 15 4 6 7 13 1 14 12 17 8 5 2 17 9
121. 8 7 13 9 15 16 12 10 1 11 17 14 5 4 2 6 3
122. 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 1 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
123. 1 1 10 15 8 12 10 10 1 5 17 10 10 7 5 15 17
124. 9 10 16 12 3 7 14 8 1 11 15 6 13 5 2 17 4
125. 6 9 7 9 3 9 9 8 1 9 9 9 9 4 2 17 5
126. 4 6 8 14 2 10 17 9 1 11 13 7 5 6 15 17 2
127. 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
128. 5 6 7 4 3 11 10 9 1 2 8 13 16 15 14 17 12
129. 2 4 17 10 8 1 6 17 3 17 17 17 5 4 7 17 9
130. 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 1 17 17 17 2 17 17 3 17
131. 4 7 17 2 14 8 11 1 3 13 16 15 12 5 10 6 9
132. 10 8 16 5 12 9 15 11 7 17 17 14 2 6 13 17 1
133. 5 5 16 6 3 11 13 8 1 12 17 15 14 9 4 2 10
134. 12 4 10 1 16 6 5 3 8 2 15 11 14 13 7 9 17
135. 3 2 12 9 10 11 13 4 5 6 15 14 16 7 8 17 1
136. 3 1 14 2 13 6 15 9 8 7 5 10 11 4 16 17 12
137. 2 3 7 5 15 14 16 4 1 6 10 17 13 9 8 17 17
138. 3 2 11 17 9 4 6 10 8 16 5 12 13 14 7 1 15
139. 3 9 13 10 5 2 8 4 1 14 15 16 17 12 6 7 11
140. 6 14 8 13 4 5 7 13 1 9 13 10 17 17 3 2 17
141. 1 5 9 7 10 13 17 6 2 11 16 12 15 4 3 8 14
142. 7 10 10 7 10 7 7 6 2 10 10 10 7 4 1 4 4
143. 2 3 17 4 12 13 15 8 9 11 10 6 14 5 7 16 1
144. 17 17 10 17 5 12 17 17 1 17 17 17 4 17 3 17 17
145. 3 7 14 5 10 9 12 8 1 13 15 17 11 17 2 6 16
146. 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
147. 2 3 5 5 2 4 4 6 1 5 5 10 5 4 4 3 6
148. 4 5 14 6 15 11 9 10 2 7 12 16 13 1 3 17 8
149. 1 3 15 5 12 8 13 9 7 2 14 10 11 4 6 16 17
150. 2 9 5 17 6 5 6 17 1 17 17 17 17 4 3 8 7
151. 17 6 9 17 10 3 5 17 1 7 17 17 17 8 2 17 4
152. 8 8 13 10 10 2 14 9 5 17 10 16 15 6 1 7 7
153. 9 12 4 17 17 17 7 16 1 17 16 13 6 14 11 2 10
154. 17 17 10 17 2 5 17 17 1 17 17 8 7 9 4 3 6
155. 2 4 7 9 6 5 10 12 1 17 11 15 16 8 3 14 13
156. 7 11 15 8 3 12 14 9 1 16 10 17 13 5 2 6 4
157. 7 5 14 4 15 3 8 2 1 6 9 10 11 12 13 17 16
158. 17 16 3 12 10 6 5 11 1 15 14 9 7 4 2 13 8
159. 4 9 5 10 7 3 5 11 1 14 14 15 7 8 2 16 17
160. 16 17 16 17 16 3 16 17 1 16 17 17 17 16 2 16 17
161. 9 11 6 13 5 3 4 7 2 12 17 16 14 10 1 8 15
162. 3 11 8 5 2 9 4 12 1 10 14 13 17 16 6 7 15
163. 6 7 4 8 14 10 5 3 1 12 15 17 11 9 2 13 16
164. 1 2 5 3 15 9 8 11 4 13 12 16 14 6 7 17 10
165. 3 4 9 5 16 1 8 6 2 7 11 17 10 12 14 15 13
166. 9 10 8 11 6 3 17 7 1 8 12 17 13 5 2 4 17
167. 7 9 3 15 1 6 5 14 2 13 17 12 10 4 8 16 11
168. 3 4 8 1 10 5 7 2 9 12 4 11 6 6 16 17 13
169. 3 2 11 1 13 7 8 5 9 12 13 17 4 10 17 17 6
170. 1 2 7 10 8 5 5 9 3 17 14 11 12 17 4 17 13
171. 17 4 17 2 17 4 8 3 3 7 17 17 2 6 1 5 5
172. 17 17 6 17 7 17 8 17 1 17 17 17 17 4 1 1 4
173. 8 10 4 14 6 3 7 11 1 15 16 13 9 5 2 17 12
174. 7 4 6 17 5 3 15 14 1 16 13 8 12 10 2 9 11
175. 3 3 5 17 6 4 17 17 1 3 17 17 17 17 7 17 2
176. 6 7 9 8 4 3 17 11 1 15 16 14 12 10 2 5 13
177. 1 2 17 5 17 7 17 6 5 17 17 17 17 4 17 17 3
178. 17 17 17 17 17 5 17 17 4 17 17 17 17 3 1 17 2
179. 5 6 8 9 10 15 13 7 4 11 12 16 14 3 2 17 1
180. 17 17 8 17 9 17 17 17 1 17 17 17 17 11 2 10 16
181. 10 14 10 14 5 2 1 10 1 14 17 5 6 6 3 12 12
182. 7 8 12 9 10 11 5 6 1 16 14 17 13 2 4 10 2
183. 4 5 3 8 9 2 4 11 1 6 7 17 12 17 10 6 10
184. 3 7 10 9 5 8 6 14 2 15 16 17 13 4 1 12 11

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The following matrix shows the strength of the strongest beatpath connecting each pair of choices. Choice 1 is ranked above choice 2 if there is a stronger beatpath leading from 1 to 2 than any leading from 2 to 1.

  1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.14.15.16.17.
1. Scholarly distinction/quality of the faculty   -147–30 147–29 149–26 156–21 159–18 173–4 151–23 158–13 173–4 164–11 166–8 160–17 167–11 168–10 168–8 172–4
2. Students numerical credentials (LSAT, GPA)   . -107–66 120–53 129–46 131–40 135–38 130–43 135–39 142–29 135–34 141–28 142–28 148–26 146–28 151–21 158–13
3. Emphasis on legal doctrine & analytical skills   . . -109–39 104–61 113–55 111–55 123–30 125–34 128–35 127–33 113–57 114–50 138–27 136–23 147–9 148–13
4. Emphasis on legal research & writing skills   . . . -88–79 94–73 99–66 106–42 112–48 114–47 113–51 101–67 103–60 127–38 130–27 143–10 144–13
5. Small class sizes   . . . . -90–77 98–68 100–62 103–63 111–54 116–45 119–54 111–58 135–33 134–30 143–19 151–14
6. Bar exam pass rate   . . . . . -89–83 91–71 95–67 102–65 98–63 99–64 94–67 116–49 117–47 132–29 137–23
7. Quality of scholarly conferences & speaker series   . . . . . . -85–80 95–71 89–68 99–62 108–60 102–65 106–60 108–51 129–34 141–19
8. Emphasis on practical lawyering skills   . . . . . . . -79–67 89–71 89–64 89–71 87–77 100–54 106–42 121–19 123–25
9. Practical experience of the faculty   . . . . . . . . -82–77 85–71 85–71 85–74 99–57 110–43 117–24 121–23
10. Quality of the law library   . . . . . . . . . -80–75 91–75 87–77 101–59 95–59 122–29 125–24
11. Modern & technologically equipped facilities   . . . . . . . . . . -87–76 85–74 103–56 103–53 121–34 126–26
12. Ranking of the school by US News   . . . . . . . . . . . -85–74 85–74 91–69 103–52 103–50
13. Percentage of graduates employed in legal profession   . . . . . . . . . . . . -92–71 100–64 109–47 117–38
14. Quality of career services office   . . . . . . . . . . . . . -82–74 98–53 102–46
15. Curriculum emphasizing public service & pro-bono   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -99–39 103–42
16. Curriculum emphasizing working in teams   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -69–64
17. Student success in moot court competitions   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -