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U.S. News wants to rank law schools by scholarly impact

February 21, 2019


There are several law school rankings, though U.S. News’ annual list may be among the most popular for prospective law students. Despite its influence, the ranking has sparked criticism from those who say it is not the most accurate assessment of law school quality and encourages them to change their admissions practices to increase their rank.

U.S. News’ proposed ranking on scholarly impact drew immediate skepticism from the legal community. Some worry such rankings will shift too much focus to scholarship and therefore detract from the goals of increasing access and fostering innovation.

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