Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bloomberg Law on the 10 most underrated law schools

The Bloomberg story summarizes the results of a law school ranking formula created by Professor Alfred Brophy (N. Carolina) as described in an article he posted on SSRN here (one of my co-bloggers has a summary of the article scheduled to post on July 5). Professor Brophy's ranking formula considers the following factors: 1. the median LSAT of entering students for the most recent class; 2. the most recently available employment stats for each school’s graduates; and 3. the number of citations to each school’s main law reviews over the past eight years. Based on that, Bloomberg has teased out the 10 most underrated schools based on their jump in rank under the Brophy formula compared to their USNWR ranking.

The 10 Most Underrated Law Schools

1. Campbell University (Rank based on median LSAT and employment outcomes:  112)

    U.S. News rank: unranked

2. Drexel University (Rank based on LSAT and employment: 87)

    U.S. News rank: 127

3. University of Montana (Rank based on LSAT and employment: 73)

    U.S. News rank: 113

4. Mercer University (Rank based on LSAT and employment: 81)

    U.S. News rank: 118

5. University of South Dakota (Rank based on LSAT and employment: 111)

    U.S. News rank: 145

6. Albany Law School (Rank based on LSAT and employment: 108)

    U.S. News rank: 138

7. University of Idaho (Rank based on LSAT and employment: 98)

    U.S. News rank: 127

8. Louisiana State University (Rank based on LSAT and employment: 65)

    U.S. News rank: 94

9. Northern Illinois University (Rank based on LSAT and employment: 125)

    U.S. News rank: unranked

10. Villanova University (Rank based on LSAT and employment: 61)

    U.S. News rank: 87

You can continue to read the Bloomberg article here.

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