Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

U.S. News Drops Student Loans And Employment-At-Graduation (In Addition To Expenditures-Per-Student) From Forthcoming Law School Rankings

Following up on yesterday's post, In Response To Boycott, U.S. News Dramatically Changes Law School Rankings Methodology. Who Are The Winners And Losers? Will Harvard Be #1?: Reuters, U.S. News & World Report, Facing Backlash, Revamps Its Law School Rankings:

US News (2023)Law school admission consultant Mike Spivey said Monday that he expects a slew of additional law schools to bow out of the rankings now that they will be based on ABA data. “The big thing is it’s all going to be public,” he said. “There’s no reason for schools to stay in.”

A U.S. News spokeswoman on Monday said that the upcoming rankings will not include expenditures-per-student, average student debt at graduation, or employment at graduation, which are metrics the ABA does not collect or publish, but which U.S. News asks schools to provide. ...

U.S. News said Monday it will not reveal how each factor will be weighted until the new rankings are released.

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U.S. News Response to Boycott

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