Friday, July 12, 2013
Hoffman: The 10 Biggest Law School Rankings Winners and Losers From the ABA's Decision to Stop Collecting Expenditure Data
Following up on my prior posts (linke below) on the impact of the ABA's decision to stop collecting law school expenditure data on the U.S. News rankings: Dave Hoffman (Temple), What Would Happen if USNews Didn’t Weigh Money?:
[A]fter the jump I’ll focus on the top ten winners [#1: Kentucky] and losers [#1: Brooklyn] from the elimination of expenditure variance in the 2013 t100 and then offer some thoughts. ... Leiter is basically right. Some state schools with relatively good employment outcomes and relatively low expenditures per student would do better in the absence of any expenditure data; private & stand-alone schools (who were benefiting from the absence of indirect expenditures) will lose out. Notably, none of the effect sizes I saw was huge -- the largest would produce a 5-10 point swing in the ultimate rank of the school.
Prior TaxProf Blog Posts:
- Law School Rankings Bombshell: ABA to Stop Collecting Expenditure Data (July 8, 2013)
- Implications of the ABA's Decision to Stop Collecting Law School Expenditure Data (July 9, 2013)
- More on the ABA Questionnaire (July 10, 2013)