Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2010

GREEN BAG ALMANAC AND READER 2011, pp. 339-366, Ross E. Davies, ed., Green Bag Press, 2011

Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-01

29 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2011 Last revised: 28 Oct 2015

Jason Eiseman

Yale University

Roger V. Skalbeck

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

Date Written: January 7, 2011

Abstract

This ranking report attempts to identify the best law school home pages based exclusively on objective criteria. The goal is to assess 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.

Ranking results in this report represent reasonably relevant elements. In this report, 200 ABA-accredited law school home pages are analyzed and ranked for twenty elements in three broad categories: Design Patterns & Metadata; Accessibility & Validation; and Marketing & Communications. As was the case in 2009, there is still no objective way to account for good taste. For interpreting these results, we don't try to decide if any whole is greater or less than the sum of its parts.

Keywords: Website design, Law school rankings, Home page analysis, Online communications, Marketing

JEL Classification: K, M3, I29

Suggested Citation

Eiseman, Jason and Skalbeck, Roger V., Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2010 (January 7, 2011). GREEN BAG ALMANAC AND READER 2011, pp. 339-366, Ross E. Davies, ed., Green Bag Press, 2011; Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1736662

Jason Eiseman

Yale University ( email )

New Haven, CT 06520
United States

Roger V. Skalbeck (Contact Author)

University of Richmond - School of Law ( email )

28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
United States
(804) 289-8218 (Phone)

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
202-662-9158 (Phone)

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