What do the students at Yale Law School know that the kids at Villanova don't? A Princeton Review of major law schools in the country -- except for you, University of St. Thomas Law School -- revealed that Villanova law students study an average of 7 1/2 hours a day while the kids at Yale put in a grueling hour and a half.
The only regional school that bothered to report the figures was North Dakota, good for a little over 3 hours of work a day.
(1) As the blog you link to points out, there is no response rate per school listed. Maybe there are only five people responding from Villanova and one of them said he studied 15 hours a day.
(2) This is the sort of question that is immensely influenced by campus culture. Law schools are small, insular places. If everyone around you says, ugh, I study all the time, then you tend to say (and even think) that too, though it may not be accurate. Conversely, on some campuses a lot of good students claim to be doing less work than they actually are.
Please note that Princeton review only asks for information directly from students every three years, and when our students were asked this wasn't part of the data set.
This year based on student survey data, Princeton Review ranked UST Law #4 in "Best Quality of Life". A category we have appeared in for 4 straight years, and Paul Caron's blog placed us in the Top 50 based on his analysis of the Princeton rankings.