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  • Is the U.S. News Ranking Methodology Too Simple?

    The U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of U.S. law schools has become the legal academy’s favorite punching bag. Every year, about this time, folks start criticizing the survey’s methodologies, reiterating how easy it is for schools to game the system. (At the same time, few can question the survey’s importance.)

    In recent years, one method some schools used to boost the average test scores of their students was to cut the number of full-time students and add more part-time students. (Click here for a 2008 WSJ story by Amir Efrati, touching on this phenomenon.)

    But we recently came across a different, perhaps more fundamental critique of the survey over at the Concurring Opinions blog.

    The post, written by George Washington law professor Daniel Solove, opens with this explanation.

    Read more:

    http://www.legaljunkies.com/showthread.php?t=33479

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    Re: Is the U.S. News Ranking Methodology Too Simple?

    It's way too simple and biased and inaccurate AND very subjective frankly, in my opinion.

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      Re: Is the U.S. News Ranking Methodology Too Simple?

      Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
      It's way too simple and biased and inaccurate AND very subjective frankly, in my opinion.
      Certainly with covid the whole system makes no sense.

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        Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
        Re: Is the U.S. News Ranking Methodology Too Simple?



        Certainly with covid the whole system makes no sense.

        And because of that prices need to come down.
        It's way too expensive now for what you get.
        Even more so if some classes have to be by Zoom.

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