Wednesday, 23 July 2008
US News Rankings taken to task
An article in the National Law Journal by the dean of Case Western Law School is titled "Say 'enough' to 'U.S. News'. The article was prompted by an announcement by US News that they are considering an adjustment in their calculations. To date, one way to keep your ranking up has been to admit students with sub-par LSATs and GPAs into the part-time program only, since those students’ so-called entering credentials will then be excluded from the U.S. News rankings calculus. But now U.S. News is considering revising that calculus to include part-time students’ entering credentials. The Wall Street Journal law blog has a post about the article with plenty of comments.