Wednesday, April 4, 2018
CJ Ryan (Roger Williams University School of Law) and I recently posted to SSRN a draft article titled The 2018 Revealed-Preferences Ranking of Law Schools. It is an update of our article A Revealed-Preferences Ranking of Law Schools, 69 Alabama Law Review 495 (2017) Here is the abstract:
In 2017, we published A Revealed-Preferences Ranking of Law Schools, which presented the first (intentionally) subjective ranking of law schools. Other law school rankings are objective because their purpose is to tell prospective law students where to matriculate. Our “revealed-preferences” ranking is subjective because its purpose is to ask where prospective law students choose to matriculate. In other words, objective rankings tell students what they should want, but our subjective ranking asks what students actually want.
In this article, we present a law school ranking based exclusively on the combined scores of the students in a school’s 2017 incoming class. We also compare this ranking to our previous ranking, as well as other objective ranking systems, and provide regional rankings of law schools.
Of course, comments and suggestions are most welcome.
Brian L. Frye