Do the U.S. News Rankings Matter?

By Kristopher A. Nelson
in January 2008

100 words / 1 min.
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Law Blog - WSJ.com: Do the U.S. News Rankings Matter?: Cameron Stracher’s essays on the legal profession, which often appear in the WSJ, have been the subject of some of our more provocative posts. Today Stracher, a professor at New York Law, continues his run with a WSJ op-ed picking apart the U.S. News & […]


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Law Blog – WSJ.com: Do the U.S. News Rankings Matter?:

Cameron Stracher’s essays on the legal profession, which often appear in the WSJ, have been the subject of some of our more provocative posts. Today Stracher, a professor at New York Law, continues his run with a WSJ op-ed picking apart the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings.

Stracher pegs his column to the news that U.S. News is ranking high schools for the first time. But he turns his attention to law-school rankings and asks the question: Do rankings matter at all and, more importantly, should they?