The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 is probing how such rankings operate, and at a commission meeting last month, Steven Naifeh, a founder and editor of Best Lawyers, invited the commission to “check out” the methodology used in the U.S. News survey, which he said is not only more rigorous than most but is completely spelled out in the survey’s accompanying materials. … [Read more...] about US News to End Hard-Copy Subscriptions But Keep Law School Rankings, Website & Newsstand Sales
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The blog has this quote, supposedly from an Angie’s List spokesperson: “I realized the need for such a rankings system when I had to hire a plumber last month. Following the U.S. News law school rankings methodology, I tried to select a plumber based on educational qualifications, reputation among other plumbers, and expenditures on their businesses. Then it hit me: I only cared about the reviews of plumbers submitted by their customers. I consulted Angie’s List and found a great plumber, and thought: why not do the same thing for law schools.” … [Read more...] about Is Angie’s List getting into the law school ranking business?
“Because UC operated for some time with interim leaders in both the president’s and provost’s office, the disaffected group of tenured law professors worked to exploit this leadership vacuum to preserve the status quo, derail the progress I have achieved and try to push me out of the dean’s position,” Bard wrote in her statement to the Courier. … [Read more...] about Despite significant rise in US News & World Report rankings, law school dean placed on leave
One metric that Dalton would like to see tracked? Relative federal student loan default rates of graduates. “This would be a stark, telling indicator of ROI and how well alumni were prepared to face the rigors of the job market,” Dalton wrote. But it’s not possible, based on the way this data is currently tracked. “Stats for individual institutions within a university system do not exist, at least as far as the [Department of Education] is concerned. In other words, for the purposes of tracking the default rates at, for example, Harvard, the DOE lumps all the alumni of the business, medical, law, divinity, and all the other grad schools into the same hopper, with no way to untangle the data. You’re doing it wrong, government.” … [Read more...] about Blogging gig: Comedy required, law degree optional; What data should law school rankings consider?
Under the revised questionnaire, law schools will be required to report how many graduates are employed in jobs requiring a law degree; how many are in jobs in which a law degree is preferred; how many are in another professional or nonprofessional job; and how many are in jobs whose type is unknown. The data is broken down by job type, including law firms of various sizes; businesses and industry; government; public interest; clerkship; academia and unknown. … [Read more...] about US News Likely to Change Law School Ranking Methodology in Wake of ABA Action