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Monday, March 25, 2013

U.S. News Rankings: Law v. Undergrad

2014 U.S. NewsFollowing up on my 2007 posts, Dave Hoffman (Temple) blogs the law schools with the biggest spread in the U.S. News rankings compared to their parent university.

The five law schools that are ranked highest compared to their parent university are:

  1. Houston (Law School #48, University #184)
  2. New Mexico (#48, #179)
  3. Arizona State (#29, #139 )
  4. George Mason (#41, #139 )
  5. Louisville (#68, #160)

The five law schools that are ranked lowest compared to their parent university are:

  1. Drexel (Law School #126, University #83)
  2. San Francisco (#144, #106)
  3. Syracuse (#96, #58)
  4. Pittsburgh (#91, #58 )
  5. Miami (#76, #44)

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Comments

Shouldn't you make some kind of adjustment for the fact that not all universities have law schools? I'd think a percentile rank would be more appropriate. These comparisons seem even more fraught with error than the rankings themselves.

Posted by: HTA | Mar 25, 2013 11:39:29 AM