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  • Yet Another Way the U.S. News Rankings Have Changed Law Schools

    By WSJ.com

    The U.S. News & World Report law-school rankings has, throughout the years, caused law schools to do all kinds of things to improve their standings, including funneling lower-ranking admitted students into part-time programs to avoid dragging averages down. (Click here for a 2008 WSJ story on that phenomenon, by Amir Efrati.)

    According to this piece in the National Jurist, another little gymnastic performed by the schools isn’t, well, all that small: Schools have increased their faculty size by 40 percent over the past 10 years, partly in order to bring their student-faculty ratios down and thereby gain a hike up the U.S. News rankings. The NJ’s full survey will be released later in the month. (Hat Tip: ABA Journal)

    According to the piece, this move — big surprise! — has led to a huge tuition hike as well: a 74 percent increase at private schools and a 102 percent at public institutions.

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    Re: Yet Another Way the U.S. News Rankings Have Changed Law Schools

    Every law collage is doing something to increase their ranking with the competition of each other’s like increasing seats and giving students part time, some of the institutes have taken benefit from these steps,

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      Re: Yet Another Way the U.S. News Rankings Have Changed Law Schools

      Almost every law collage is in this competition to increase ranking. They are are following there own strategies to do that. But few collages are really doing really good.

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        Re: Yet Another Way the U.S. News Rankings Have Changed Law Schools

        I'm often approached by college freshmen and sophomores (and, less frequently, by high school seniors) who ask me how best to prepare for law school. My general advice is to relax and enjoy your college experience; after all, law school, unlike, say, medical school, doesn't have a lot of prerequisites that necessitate a ton of advance planning.

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