January 29, 2010

Suddenly, everyone wants to go to Cornell Law School.

Applications are up 52% there for some reason.

23 comments:

MadisonMan said...

It's the beautiful weather in Ithaca that draws them there.

Pogo said...

It's the beautiful economy, likely to remain so for 5-10 years.

Chris said...

Statistical anomaly? I wonder if anything similar has happened at other law schools over the years?

Michael said...

Two words: Andrew Bernard

Big Mike said...

Must be the balmy winter weather.

ricpic said...

Cornell, the reddest Ivy League school, is the fast track to insider connections for aspiring marxist overlords.

Regarding MM's comment: yesterday we had clear skies in Ithaca, ten minutes later a squall that dropped visibility to zero. Just another day above Cayuga's roiling waters. Today we're a balmy 6 degrees.

Big Mike said...

@ricpic, thanks for the weather update. If either of my sons decide to go to law school, I'm going to suggest Pepperdine.

And move in with him.

Diera said...

and why is that? do they offer an advanced course in ambulance chasing?

John Lynch said...

The ghost of Carl Sagan is luring them from the astral plane?

The Drill SGT said...

Ricpic,

You're in Ithaca?


I'll take a detour by the next time we're headed to Racquette Lake. :)

we go through Binghamton (where the wife is from) up 12 and then 28 to our camp.

The Drill SGT said...

They have good food in Ithaca BTW. Those Cornell kids can cook :)

Chris said...

Pepperdine is a most awesome campus but given the glut of lawyers in the world, I'd go top 20 or go home for the immediate future unless you have connections or want to work outside the typical track.

jaltcoh said...

do they offer an advanced course in ambulance chasing?

You mean an advanced torts class? Yes, they did offer this, at least when I went there.

Big Mike said...

@Chris, I was being facetious and conscious of the weather in the hills over Malibu Beach. Personally, I think I'd rather my boys went to jail than went to law school.

KLDAVIS said...

There was a similar, unprecedented jump in applications at the University of Chicago for undergrads this year. It will be interesting to see how Obama will be responsible Cornell.

Richard Dolan said...

Sounds like it's, in part, consumers trying to buy 'quality' during a tough hiring cycle, in the belief that quality translates into better employment prospects. Of the five Ivy LS (H, Y, Col, Penn and Cornell), Cornell is the easiest (but far from easy) to get into.

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Joe said...

Maybe it's the same guy applying multiple times under different names.

Christy said...

The tired old cynic in me wonders if they are being tested for a discrimination suit.

Love the region. I won my first, last, and only NASTAR medal at Greek Peak. And when the skiing fails, there are always the wineries.

q12345q6789 said...

@ Michael: My immediate reaction to the headline as well. Andy certainly thinks highly of his education there. (Or more acurately: he thinks others should think highly of his education there.)

wannie said...

Maybe they like this guy.

Petrov said...

Maybe it's because engineering in the US, as a profession, is doomed. Seems a lot of students have done the math and figured law school is the way to go.

Duscany said...

Petrov: Maybe it's because engineering in the US, as a profession, is doomed. Seems a lot of students have done the math and figured law school is the way to go."

Why is engineering doomed? Because the United States doesn't build or manufacture things anymore?