Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2009

GREEN BAG ALMANAC AND READER 2010, Ross E. Davies, ed., pp/ 289-306, Green Bag Press

Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 10-03

19 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2010 Last revised: 14 Dec 2012

Roger V. Skalbeck

University of Richmond - School of Law; Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: March 1, 2010

Abstract

The website home page represents the virtual front door for any law school. It’s the place many prospective students start in the application process. Enrolled students, law school faculty and other employees often start with the home page to find classes, curricula and compensation plans. Home page content changes constantly. Deciding which home pages are good is often very subjective. Creating a ranking system for “good taste” is perhaps impossible.

The ranking report "Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2009" includes a tabulation of fourteen objective design criteria to analyze and rank 195 law school home pages. The intent was to count only objective criteria to attempt to find the best sites. All law school home pages were ranked based on a weighted analysis of these criteria. Pictures of the ten best sites are included in the report, followed by a full tabulation of all schools evaluated for the report. The goal was to include elements that make websites easier to use for sighted as well as visually-impaired users. Most elements require no special design skills, sophisticated technology or significant expenses.

Keywords: Website design, Law school rankings, Home page analysis

JEL Classification: K, M3, I29

Suggested Citation

Skalbeck, Roger V., Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2009 (March 1, 2010). GREEN BAG ALMANAC AND READER 2010, Ross E. Davies, ed., pp/ 289-306, Green Bag Press ; Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 10-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1544368

Roger V. Skalbeck (Contact Author)

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