California Grumbling at U.S. News

Lagging on the law school rankings, they seek a fix.

, The National Law Journal


Only three of California's 19 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association improved on the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings this year, and the long view looks even worse.

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    Thank you for creating a national dialogue on this important issue. I agree that students need to know about job prospects in the state where they are considering attending law school. In addition to my proposed normalization plan for 9 month job placements, US News can easily achieve this goal by publishing relative state lawyer employment data. This could be implemented by adding a new column in the rankings that shows net gains or losses in overall lawyer jobs in each state, similar to how US News currently provides a state-to-state comparison of a jurisdiction’s overall bar passage rate. The employment data necessary to populate this new column is already available online from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

    Kindly, Tom Campbell
    Dean, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
    Orange, CA

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