Wednesday, May 3, 2023

What’s Causing the 3+ Week Lag in US News Law School Rankings?

Following up on my previous posts:

Mike Spivey has a interesting theory Reason for Lagging Law School Rankings:

Another *possible* theory behind the USNWR law/medical rankings lag: the peer review voting was botched somehow by excluding non-participating schools. It might explain why medicine and law were delayed, as both have assessment scores that *should* be excluded for non-participants.

For other possible reasons for the delay, please see here.

Previous TaxProf blog coverage:

  • US Press Releases 2024 Law School Rankings Preview: Top 14 and New Methodology (April 11, 2023)
  • Will law schools with strong fiscal programs get a boost in the 2024 US news rankings? (April 11, 2023)
  • Will US news refuse to count the votes of deans, professors, lawyers and judges to boycott law schools in the reputation metric in the 2024 rankings? (April 12, 2023)
  • US News delays publication of law school rankings by a week due to “unprecedented amount of inquiries from schools.” Is the bar data to blame? (April 14, 2023)
  • The US News Law School Rankings: Say Hello to the New T14 (April 15, 2023)
  • What’s Behind the Delay in US News’ Law School Rankings Release? (April 18, 2023)
  • US News delays publication of law school rankings again due to ‘unprecedented number of inquiries’, including from schools that are apparently boycotting the rankings (April 19, 2023)
  • US News indefinitely postpones rankings for law and medical schools amid backlash (April 21, 2023)
  • NY Times: Schadenfreude Rankings: Elite Law Schools Boycotted US News, But Now They May Be Paying a Price (April 22, 2023)
  • Muller: Some law schools don’t understand US news classifications, partly due to opaque methodology (April 24, 2023)

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