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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

2007 U.S. News Law School Rankings

Update:  In response to a request from the Gneeral Counsel's office at U.S. News, Dan Markel has pulled the advance copy of the Top 100 law schools in the 2007 U.S. News rankings off of PrawfsBlawg.  He notes:

I think there's a good claim of fair use for the amount that we reproduced of USNews' rankings. That said, we're not interested in staking a claim on this issue; I recently had a conversation with the nice folks in the General Counsel's office of USNews and I'm complying with their polite request to take the materials down in exchange for their assurances not to pursue the matter further with us.

Orin Kerr blogs about the fair use aspects of the situation, with extensive commentary.

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Please give credit where it's due, these were posted at xoxohth first. They've leaked the rankings first for three years in a row now.

Posted by: Anon Law Student | Mar 28, 2006 3:46:27 PM

shouldn't you credit the source - xoxohth??

Posted by: Xoxo | Mar 28, 2006 4:42:41 PM

uhhh...isn't this a gross violation of copyright law?

Posted by: andy | Mar 28, 2006 5:29:57 PM

Anon Law Student,

Am I missing something? Autoadmit doesn't seem to have as complete a listing of the US News data as Professor Markel. At least I couldn't find it on the link you provided. All I could see was a ranking of the top 100 schools, not the associated data (like peer assessment scores).

Posted by: Alfred L. Brophy | Mar 28, 2006 11:44:09 PM