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Ranking Law Schools' Special Programs

Thomas G. Field Jr.

University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)

February 14, 2009

IDEA, Vol. 50, p. 335, 2010

Although general law school rankings have been widely criticized, little has been said about specialty rankings. This paper serves that need by exploring largely-ignored implications inherent in US News’ evolving methodology for determining such rankings.

Beyond criteria intended to determine specialty rankings, this paper examines criteria that affect their value. In particular, it identifies quantitative factors that warrant increased skepticism among those who already hold rankings in low esteem and calls for more disclosure with regard to those factors.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: law school rankings, specialty rankings, IP rank

JEL Classification: I20, K10

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Date posted: February 14, 2009 ; Last revised: December 12, 2012

Suggested Citation

Field, Thomas G., Ranking Law Schools' Special Programs (February 14, 2009). IDEA, Vol. 50, p. 335, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1343219

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University of New Hampshire School of Law ( email )
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Concord, NH 03301
United States
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