If Irvine wasn't included in the disclaimer clause, that was kind of sloppy of USNWR.
jl2032 wrote:Yes, I did... I'm just messing with the 2am crowd...
I think a few others on here bought the book as well...
You think I got the store in trouble for releasing it early? I got it for $9.95, which is the listed price, but then heard they started charging $15 for it. They must have known something was up...
No, it's not sloppy - Irvine is not provisionally accredited by the ABA, because it hasn't been in operation long enough to apply for provisional accreditation. From the ABA website:
A law school may not apply for provisional approval by the ABA until it has been in operation for one year. Schools considering applying for provisional approval are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of the Consultant as early as possible, and well before the year in which the school applies for provisional approval. The Consultant or other senior members of the Consultant Office staff meet with representatives of schools seeking provisional approval and provide them with extensive information about the Standards for Approval of Law Schools, the Rules of Procedure, and the accreditation process.
So Irvine's exclusion means absolutely nothing. It is (and will be) a great school, but right now it is on par with the People's College of Law in terms of ABA accreditation status, provisional or otherwise - which is to say, it has none.
Look at IU, same raw score as last year, but a 4 spot decrease. ND actually increased its score but lost a few spots.
If by ND you mean Notre Dame, you're mistaken - it went up one spot, from 23 to 22.