A few weeks back U.S. News & World Report announced that it has elected to change how it ranks law schools. The decision to change came in response to some top schools announcing they were boycotting the magazine’s ranking system. Changes to the rankings system include an increased weight for school-funded fellowships, and student achievements, such as bar exam passage and employment after school. The magazine also stated there will be reduced weight for assessment surveys from lawyers, judges and academics. It is yet to be seen how this will help or hinder law school quality, as there does seem to be an influx of scholastic options for whomever wants to go to law school these days – a dime a dozen as, they say. It also remains to be seen what schools will still boycott the rankings system regardless of the aforementioned changes. In the grand scheme of things does it really matter?
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