Choosing a Law School
How does one decide which law school to apply to? Is it the academic standards or the performance in moot court competitions? Is it the reputation of the law school in the industry or the reputation amongst other law schools? Rankings are always harbingers of controversy. Rankings released by different sources often conflict resulting in a fair bit of confusion, to say the least.
Here are the most important ingredients to decide which law school to pick:
1) Industry Reputation
2) Reputation amongst Foreign Law Schools
3) Peer Reputation
4) Academic Standards / Quality of Faculty
5) Recruitment Statistics
7) Student Community / Campus Life
8) Hostel Quality
9) IT Infrastructure / Library
10) Quality of Entrance Process
In our opinion, a list of top colleges for 2006 should include the following in the given tier slabs (no rankings within the tier):
Christ University, School of Law
Amity Law School (IP-University affiliate)
Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune
Why we are competent to release this list?
a) Our interaction every year with several law schools, especially students and alumni.
b) Understanding / assessment of the admission procedures.
c) Knowledge of placement / recruitment statistics.
d) Familiarity with industry opinion of the colleges.