America’s most prestigious law schools are rejecting the 30-year-old ranking system that lists them at the top

Posted on AllSides November 17th, 2022
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The 2023 US News & World Report law school ranking puts Yale in the first spot and Harvard fourth. But the two institutions are no longer interested in the list, and have denounced the system.

Yale Law School, which has bagged the top spot every year since the for-profit magazine US News & World Report started ranking law schools in 1990, does not use the position as “a lodestar to chart our course,” its dean Heather K. Gerken wrote in a statement yesterday (Nov. 16).

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