LawJobsPipeline.com – Has the US News & World Report law school rankings had it’s day? Many think that – if not – at least its time for some competition that gives it more credibility. The magazine’s rankings have been criticized heavily for relying on the graduates employed after graduation, rather than more in depth information about law school merits, or otherwise.
The U.S. News rankings weigh 12 factors, including bar-passage rate and application-acceptance rate. Among the biggest criticisms of its methodology: Figures used by U.S. News to calculate the rankings are self-reported and are vulnerable to manipulation by schools.