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Just when we think we have seen it all, something new arises. For all those researching law schools, you can add another resource to your set of rankings sources- Yelp.
No, you did not misread that. According to Above The Law, Yelp, the restaurant rating site, will be taking on law schools. So for those of you who seek further confirmation that you are making the right choice (or that you are about to make a huge mistake) you can check out Yelp for more ratings. If you are curious as to what some of the ratings are like, check out these examples of reviews for some of the top law schools:
“I love the crowd, even if it is a little on the nerdy side.”
“Obama used to be on the faculty. And if the UofC Law School is good enough for our president, then its good enough for me (and you!). Good luck getting in.”
“I don’t know who does their law school research on Yelp, but Michigan is pretty much the best law school… ever.”
Here are some examples for some of the not-so-good schools:
“Thomas Jefferson School of Law was the worst decision of my life.”
“Having paid several thousands of dollars to attend, students were concerned about the reputation that their degrees carried while attempting to gain employment.”
“I graduated from the Cooley Law School in 2008. In 2009, I passed the bar exam with the help of Barbri. Now, it’s 2014 and I still have not found full time employment as a lawyer. If I were to do it again, I would have gone to trade school.”
What do you think of this new path for Yelp? Would you ever turn to Yelp to help make a decision on which school to attend? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.