Segmented Rankings for Segmented Markets

6 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2005

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Rafael Gely

University of Missouri School of Law


This commentary will be published in volume 81, issue 1 of the Indiana Law Journal. The commentary responds to papers submitted to the Symposium on The Next Generation of Law School Rankings held at the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington.

From the commentary:

"I argue that the underlying problem with the existing rankings regime is the assumption that law schools compete in a single, unified market, and that it is thus appropriate to impose a national ranking on all the schools. I propose that a segmented rankings system, one that is more consistent with the way the market for legal education actually functions, will better serve the relevant constituencies."

Keywords: Segmented Rankings, Law School, Legal Education, U.S. News & World Report

Suggested Citation

Gely, Rafael, Segmented Rankings for Segmented Markets. Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 81, p. 283, 2006, U of Cincinnati Public Law Research Paper No. 06-06, Available at SSRN:

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