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Playing the Law School Rankings Game

Schools continue to do all they can to compete with other law schools, increase their rankings, and attract the best students they can get. Though most admissions offices concede that the debt is significant, they focus students' attention on the career opportunities available to lawyers, and argue...

Law School Rankings Just a Numbers Game

Some of the biggest law firms in the country have cancelled or drastically cut back their law school recruiting, leaving students wondering why they have gone $200,000 or more into debt for a law degree that suddenly appears to be less valuable. There are more than 1.1 million lawyers licensed to practice...

Best Law Schools According to Recruiters

Law firm recruiters favor Harvard Law grads over all other law school grads-even Yale-at least when making intuitive judgments based on the sole criterion of an institution's academic reputation. U.S. News has for the first time released a ranking of law schools based on the opinions of hiring...

Law School Rankings Makeover

'U.S. News' Best Law Schools: Now with More Ranking and Improved Job Data That publication that ranks things has released its latest ranking of law schools. Yale, Harvard, Stanford ... you know the list. It's always the same schools occupying the top spots, except, oh, hey there University...

US News Will Likely Include New ABA Law School Reporting Requirements into Rankings

All of the noise on law school transparency has begun to ignite change: the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar recently issued a conditional approval of new reporting requirements for law schools, and U.S. News & World Report has indicated that it will likely change its...

Law School Strikes Back Against Online Scam Bloggers

Law schools maintain an uneasy relationship with the scam bloggers that overrun the Internet, but often choose to ignore the allegations of deceptive post-graduate employment statistics, exorbitant tuition fees, and ever-depreciating value of a law degree. But one law school has finally had enough, and...

Stanford Edges out Harvard in Latest US News Law School Rankings

No change at the top, Yale continues to hold the honor that Law School has clung to for more than 20 years. This year, Stanford jumps to the number two position, pushing Harvard to third. The rest of the Top 10 according to the U.S. News Rankings: 4) Columbia University 5) University of Chicago...