An Indefinite Delay Of The U.S. News Law School Rankings Can’t Be Good

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With everything that has transpired in the past five and a half months since that fateful November day when Yale Law, quickly followed by Harvard Law, announced their plan to pull out of the rankings, will the rankings ever be viewed the same way again?

U.S. News has weathered its fair share of controversy and credibility hits over the years, so it would be unwise to underestimate the resilience of these rankings.

But a battle this public and this prolonged may not be so easy to shake off.

— Christine Charnosky,’s legal education reporter, wondering in her Ahead of the Curve column what the impact of the indefinite delay of the 2024 law school rankings will have on U.S. News.

Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.


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