Monday, March 19, 2007
Brian Leiter reports on a memo from the Florida Dean warning of an impending drop in the U.S. News ranking. We previously blogged Tom Bell's posts on the reasons behind Florida's higher ranking than the data tracked by U.S. News otherwise would suggest:
- Bell on the U.S. News Law School Rankings: Why Is Florida #41 Rather Than #43?
- Bell on the U.S. News Law School Rankings: Florida Explains its LSAT & GPA Data
Brian notes that "both the University of Florida and (especially) Florida State University are underranked by U.S. News relative to their actual academic and scholarly strengths, but that should hardly be surprising given that U.S. News doesn't really try to measure academic or scholarly strengths."