Monday, April 5, 2021

The Many Problems of the U.S. News Law School Rankings. Is it time to end them?

You have probably heard about the many problems with the U.S. New Law School rankings this year.  In fact they were so bad that Brian Leiter was able to pull off a convincing April Fool's joke about them last week.  (here)  In any event, Derek Muller wrote a serious critique of the problems:

The USNWR law school rankings are deeply wounded--will law schools have the coordination to finish them off?

Excerpts:

"But this is, perhaps, the moment for law schools seeking to finish off the USNWR rankings. In the last month, USNWR has had four separate methodological alternations between the preliminary release of rankings and the final release."

"But if there’s a moment to topple USNWR law school rankings, it is now. We’ll see if law schools do so."

(Scott Fruehwald)

 

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