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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Law School Transparency Rankings

CoverWhich Law Schools Are Failing With Employment Transparency?, National Jurist (March 2012):

Despite lawsuits and Congressional action over employment data, many schools are still reporting misleading data on their websites.  But that is starting to change, thanks to a new report that details transparency on law school websites.  The National Jurist turns that report into grades. ...

Law School Transparency does not rank or score schools.  But based on feedback from {Kyle] McEntee and others, The National Jurist derived a calculation to grade each school.  The result is that 41% of law school websites are failing, and an additional 15% receive a D.  The National Jurist gave an A to any school that reported information equivalent to what NALP collects and reports in the aggregate.  Schools that report data equivalent to what was included in the 2012 ABA Official Guide to Law Schools received at least a C. ... Six schools received an A+ in our study [, 9 received an A, and 11 received an A-]:

A+ Schools

A Schools

A- Schools

Dayton

Denver

Arizona

Michigan State

Florida

Catholic

St. John's

Florida State

Charlotte

Temple

Houston

Colorado

Tulsa

Idaho

George Mason

UNLV

Minnesota

New Hampshire

 

Seattle

Northern Illinois

 

Seton Hall

Northern Kentucky

 

Thomas Jefferson

Oklahoma City

   

Utah

 

 

Wayne State

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Comments

Why don't the law school transparency people FOIA this information from state schools? There's no doubt they track it, they just need to find a way to get it disclosed. If they can get salaries, presumably they can get this information.

Posted by: anon | Mar 22, 2012 4:58:35 PM

We are working on that right now, anon.

Posted by: Kyle | Mar 22, 2012 5:46:32 PM