Ranking Law Schools' Special Programs

IDEA, Vol. 50, p. 335, 2010

10 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2009 Last revised: 12 Dec 2012

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Thomas G. Field

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

Date Written: February 14, 2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords: law school rankings, specialty rankings, IP rank

JEL Classification: I20, K10

Suggested Citation

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

Thomas G. Field (Contact Author)

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

Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://law.unh.edu/faculty/field

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