Tagged: law school rankings
A new book Engines of Anxiety is scheduled for release on May 9 and details the impact the US News law school rankings really have on our law schools. Unfortunately, we didn’t find the authors’ findings surprising. We are, nonetheless, happy they have once again shined the bright spotlight on this topic and we hope it creates the impetus to change how the schools prioritize their objectives.
Among the findings:
1. Law schools feel pressure to admit applicants with higher LSAT scores over lower-scoring applicants with more favorable credentials.
2. The ranking importance on placement has caused many law schools to emphasize job placements instead of career counseling and networking.
3. Focus on improving rankings has led to more homogenized law school programs to the specific detriment of non traditional students.
Best of luck with your applications!
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