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"Loser Pays" Doesn't By Herbert M. Kritzer
$tats By Alan Schwarz
Outranked and Underrated By Norman Bradburn

Outranked and Underrated

Rankings of law schools are inherently misleading. Ratings can reveal their strengths and weaknesses.

By Norman Bradburn

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LAW SCHOOL hopefuls are now in the process of requesting admissions applications. For many, the decisions on where to apply and where to go will be influenced in no small part by law school rankings, in particular those published each year by U.S. News & World Report. Law school administrators have long complained about comparative evaluations and have counseled prospective students not to place too much weight on them. And yet, as The New York Times recently reported, many law schools have changed their curricula, retooled their admissions procedures, and manipulated data about their finances...

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