Paul L. Caron

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Wash U Joins Chicago And Cornell In Refusing To Boycott U.S. News Law School Rankings, No. 16-Ranked Washington University Law Says It Will Not Bail on the US News Rankings:

Wash U (2022)On Tuesday, 16th-ranked Washington University in St. Louis School of Law joined 12th-ranked Cornell Law School and third-ranked University of Chicago Law School to continue providing information to U.S. News, amid a dozen law schools who have decided to pull out.

Russell K. Osgood, dean and professor of law at the law school, sent a statement to expressing his intentions to not withdraw from the rankings.

“Prospective law students should have multiple robust sources of information about law schools, and I am generally in favor of making information available,” Osgood said. “School websites can be incomplete, misleading or simply hard to compare.”

Therefore, WashULaw has no plan to withhold information from U.S. News and World Report, he stated, adding, “I have been through several efforts to get rid of the rankings as dean of Cornell Law School and President of Grinnell College,” but “[t]here will always be various rankings.”

U.S. News coverage:


U.S. News Response to Boycott

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