Law School Ranking Methodology

Law school ranking has played a striking role in the field of legal education, it is an approach of ranking the law colleges and universities, the students make use of this ranking system to apply for a particular law school. This ranking will determine the quality of the law school. The law school ranking is done by the specialized institutions like Gourman Report, a report that measures the quality of the law schools and EQR (Educational quality ranking) focuses on the quality of teaching while ranking the law schools.

Law school ranking can be classified by structure, type and data sources. The standings of around 190 law schools are completely ascribed by the American Bar Association which is based on the weighted middling of many schools.

Law school Ranking, which uses the classification by structure, might be cluster and ordinal.  The ordinal rankings signify the classification of law schools according to the reputable order number. The cluster rankings are grouped in three categories that are average, best and bad.

Law school ranking, this ranking is based on the data collected from different sources like student surveys employers, articles and graduates, the data obtained will be compiled and the ranking is done on that basis.

A target group is considered as an indicator for ranking, the target group may be prospective students and the law schools and the information available in the law school website determines the ranking. After receiving the ranking indicators, weighting and summation is done to arrive at the law school ranking so that the prospective students should consider this ranking as an eventual truth.

The law schools rakings methodology is based on these things:

  • Quality assessment
  • Placement success that is Employment rates of graduates
  • Selectively (Median LSAT scores, Acceptance rate and Median Undergrad GPA).