12 Jun 2020

GRE vs. LSAT in the rankings

Despite being a few years into those scores factoring into the methodology, there remains a great deal of confusion about how exactly GRE scores stack up to LSAT scores when calculating law school rankings.

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17 Mar 2020

2021 USNWR Law School Rankings: This Year vs. Last Year

Plus/minuses for this year's law school rankings vs. last.

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10 Mar 2020

USNWR Rankings: Explaining Some of the Change, Inflation, & the Mechanics of Frustration

By now all law schools have their new, 2021 U.S. News and World Report rankings, and as always, reactions will be mixed.

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25 Feb 2020

Understanding the U.S. News & World Report Rankings: Basics and Common Misconceptions

The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings methodology is simultaneously clear and cloudy.

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13 Dec 2019

Statement on USNWR Law School Rankings

For the past 7 years, we have been fortunate to have received a copy of the law school rankings before they have been released, and we have provided that copy to the public.

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13 Oct 2019

The Over-Estimated Impact of Median LSAT Change on USNWR Rankings

It's that time of year again—when schools report their incoming class profiles.

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09 Sep 2019

2020 US News Undergraduate Rankings

U.S. News & World Report has released their 2020 Undergraduate Rankings. Below we've charted the change in each of the 2020 top fifty universities ranking from last year!

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03 Sep 2019

Mike Spivey's My Rank Top 50 Law Schools

As many of you know, we have spent the past several months developing a tool for prospective law school applicants to create their own customized law school rankings.

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13 Aug 2019

About the USNWR Peer & Lawyer/Judge Scores

These scores should be thought of as not leading the rankings but being led by the rankings.

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06 May 2019

Create Your Own Law School Rankings (coming soon)

Good or bad, it seems almost everyone has something to say about law school rankings. One of the primary flaws of rankings, however, is that they dictate what is important by assigning weight to different categories. When algorithms and methodologies behind rankings change, or when new rankings are created, it is often with the purpose of adjusting the importance of the metrics that go into them to make them better or more meaningful to the people who are looking at those rankings. But no matter

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