January 11, 2011
Top 75% of Law Schools May Be Numerically Ranked in Next US News Law School Rankings Edition
NLJ's Karen Sloan is reporting that US News ranking guru Robert Morse informed AALS attendees last week that he is considering extending law school numerical rankings beyond the Top 100 to include the third tier in the next law school rankings edition (due March 15). "It's something that we're looking into," Morse said. "We do have ranking scores for all law schools but, editorially, we didn't want to say, 'This is the 188th law school [representing last place].'" Sloan reports that Morse said that the bottom 25% of law schools would continue to be listed alphabetically. But that doesn't really matter because some law profs have crunched the numbers to produce a 1-to-188 ranking. See Sloan's 'U.S. News' considering giving third tier law schools a number article for reaction from the legal academy.
Hat tip to TaxProf Blog. [JH]
Extending the ranking to more than just the top 100 would be an interesting development, but could it not be argued that this will reduce competition from those outwith the current top 100 trying to break into it?
Posted by: Criminal lawyers | Jan 12, 2011 2:24:06 AM