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Friday, June 27, 2008

U.S News Considers Two Changes to Law School Rankings Methodology

Robert Morse, Director of Data Research at U.S. News & World Report, notes that the magazine is "seriously studying" two changes to its law school rankings methodology that would affect 24.5% of the overall ranking:

  • Counting both full-time and part-time entering student admission data for the median LSAT score (12.5% of ranking) and median undergraduate GPA (10%) ranking categories.
  • Compute the bar passage rate (2%) (school's bar pass rate/jurisdiction's bar passage rate) using only the data of first-time takers who are graduates of ABA-accredited schools.

Update:  For more, see Conglomerate.

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