“Politics is Kind of Like Sausage…

…You don’t want to know how it’s made.”  Well, maybe law school rankings can be added to that category:

“Well, hell, I get the rankings, and I get 184 schools to rank. I know about [this school], something about [that school], I know about [my school] obviously, and I’ve got some buddies here and there so I feel like I know something more about some of those schools. But beyond that, guess what, I’m basing these decisions on the rankings; it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.” 

Is it really fair that other excellent, lesser-known state law schools, smaller law schools, or newer private law schools are ranked against 300 year old private universities like Yale or Harvard and their respective law programs by U.S. News & World Report’s measures such as “reputation”? I guess if you’re first, you’ll always be ranked high in that regard. 

Moral: If you want to find an excellent law school for yourself, first, know thyself.

 

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