Rankings of Particular Programs at Schools

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Rankings of Particular Programs at Schools

Postby osgiliath » Thu May 19, 2011 2:23 am

How does USNWR rank the programs at each school? What do they take into account?

eg. International Law, Accounting Law, etc


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Re: Rankings of Particular Programs at Schools

Postby JD2014 » Thu May 26, 2011 12:26 am

They're universally considered to be worthless rankings, so I don't think anyone knows or cares.

However, if you must know:
Specialty Rankings

These specialty rankings are based solely on votes by legal educators, who nominated up to 15 schools in each field. Legal educators chosen were a selection of those listed in the Association of American Law Schools Directory of Law Teachers 2009-2010 as currently teaching in that field. In the case of clinical and legal writing, the nominations were made by directors or members of the clinical and legal writing programs at each law school. Those programs that received the most top 15 nominations appear and are numerically ranked in descending order based on the number of nominations they received as long as the school/program received seven or more nominations in that specialty area. This means that schools ranked at the bottom of each law specialty ranking have received seven nominations.

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-gr ... 2?PageNr=2

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