February 22, 2011
Taking Affordability Into Account for Law School Rankings
On WSJ Law Blog Nathan Koppel reports on Malcom Gladwell's attempt to rank law school taking affordability into account based on a weighted three factor method: the value of the tuition dollar (40%), LSAT scores (40%) and faculty publishing (20%). Koppel writes "Gladwell’s criteria produces some eye-raising results: UC-Berkeley at 27th; NYU at at 33rd, and Michigan at a lowly 43rd, below the Univ. of Puerto Rico."
For Gladwell's Top 10 law schools, see Malcom Gladwell Ranks the Law Schools! (Congrats to BYU). For more see Gladwell's New Yorker article, The Order of Things (subscription required). [JH]