Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Preliminary U.S. News Law School Rankings Release Raises Questions, Preliminary US News Law School Rankings Release Raises Questions:

US News (2023)As far as anyone can tell, U.S. News & World Report is still expected to release its 2024-25 law school rankings on Tuesday, even though the preliminary embargoed rankings released to law schools last week were fraught with errors.

Paul Caron reported on his TaxProf Blog Friday that after U.S. News released the preliminary rankings on Wednesday—a day later than planned—the survey was re-released on Thursday showing “80 (!) law schools in the April 3 release as originally sorted was corrected in the April 4 rankings, including 9 law schools in the Top 50.”

It is also unclear how many schools actually—fully—participated in the survey. Last year, 63 schools were noted with an asterisk as having “declined to report law data to U.S. News during U.S. News’s most recent data collection.” ... There are 10 schools that didn’t participate last year listed in this year’s survey as “participating.” ... The 10 schools that boycotted last year but are showing as participating this year include

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law Houston
  • The University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • University of Nebraska College of Law (Lincoln)
  • University of Wisconsin Madison Law School
  • Vanderbilt Law School

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