Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Interesting cover story in the January 2007 National Jurist: The Rankings Race: How Far Will Law Schools Go to Win?, by Rebecca Luczycki:
Misreporting or selectively reporting statistics, firing deans, spending thousands on marketing; the law school rumor mill runs rampant with stories of law schools going to great lengths to boost their U.S. News & World Report ranks. How much is true, and why are schools willing to put it all on the line just to get a few points higher on the list?
The article does not break any new ground; it covers many of the rankings stories previously blogged here, including:
Dean Rapoport's Resignation Following Houston's Drop in the U.S. News Rankings:
Discrepancy in LSAT & GPA Data Reported by Florida to U.S. News:
Discrepancy in LSAT & GPA Data Reported by Baylor to U.S. News:
"[A] school in the midwest that reported the value of study aid and research servives, which the school received for free, as money spent on students."