Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

U.S. News Delays Release Of Law School Rankings Again Due To 'Unprecedented Number Of Inquiries,' Including From Schools That Are Ostensibly Boycotting The Rankings

US News (2023)


At 1:30 PM ET today, U.S. News emailed Deans and other law school administrators the following:

As we announced last week, we are dealing with an unprecedented number of inquiries including requests to update data submitted after the collection period from law and medical schools during the initial embargo period and are working to address these inquiries. The level of interest in our rankings, including from those schools that declined to participate in our survey, has been beyond anything we have experienced in the past.

As a result of these inquiries, the updated embargo and final files for 2023-2024 Best Medical Schools and 2023-2024 Best Law Schools rankings and supporting documents will be released when this work has been completed.

We take our role as a journalism enterprise very seriously and are working as quickly as possible to produce the best information available for students. You will receive a notification when the updated embargo site has launched for law and medical schools.

Mike Spivey chides U.S. News for taking a "pubescent shot" at the 42 law schools who publicly announced boycotts of the rankings.

See Derek Muller's take here and here.

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