Friday, November 16, 2007

ranking by student-relevant criteria

While we're on the subject of ranking . . . . Most readers of this blog are familiar with the categories used by U.S. News & World Reports to rank law schools. But are these categories relevant to students who use the rankings to find the ideal law school for them? National Jurist/Prelaw recently surveyed students to find out what criteria they deemed the most important. Significantly, several of the categories central to the U.S. News rankings were not so important to students. Students' top five criteria were the quality of teaching; bar passage rate; placement at 9 months after graduation; availability of practical skills training; and faculty-student relations.

hat tip: TaxProf Blog


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