At Least Six Top-Tier Law Schools Have Now Quit US News Rankings

The University of Michigan's law school appears to be the most recent of the top-tiered to withdraw from the U.S. News & World Report ranking over concerns they hurt their ability in part to have students who are working class and or need financial aid.

  • In addition to the University of Michigan,  Ivy League schools Harvard and Yale, and University of California at Berkeley have exited the U.S. News’ rankings of colleges and universities.
  • Stanford, Georgetown, and Columbia law schools also have already announced their departure.
  • “The U.S. News rankings are profoundly flawed — they disincentivize programs that support public interest careers, champion need-based aid and welcome working-class students into the profession,” Dean of Yale Law School Heather Gerkin said last week. “We have reached a point where the rankings process is undermining the core commitments of the legal profession.”
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