The most dramatic change in the last 10 years is that law schools started reporting much more accurate employment statistics.
And, of course, there was the U.S. News rankings list that continues to hold schools hostage.
I ultimately picked a relatively safe choice: a top regional school that dominates its metro’s legal market. However, many of my friends and fellow bloggers were not so lucky.
Here are some recent (and not-so-recent) articles if you want to go down the law school ranking rabbit-hole.
- “The Value of the U.S. News Rankings,” Law School Transparency
- “Visualizing the 2018 U.S. News law school rankings–the way they should be presented,” Derek T. Muller, Excess of Democracy
- “Yale Law has beaten Harvard for the past 23 years in US News rankings — and it’s not entirely clear why,” Abby Jackson, Business Insider
- “This law school ranking system is much better than U.S. News,” David Bernstein, The Washington Post
- “A De Gustibus Approach to Ranking Law Schools,” Christopher J. Ryan Jr. and Brian L. Frye, SSRN
- “Tobin on the U.S. News Tax Rankings: Why Aren’t NYU, Florida & Georgetown Tied for #1?,” Paul Caron, LawProf Blog
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