More on Law School Rankings vs. Parent University Rankings

Earlier this week, I blogged about Paul Caron’s chart of law schools that were ranked more highly than their parent universities. Some commenters pointed out that because not all universities have law schools, there is a greater chance that universities might be ranked lower (because there are more of them).

Paul now has a new chart. He writes: “[S]ince U.S News ranks more national universities (262) than law schools (184), a more meaningful measure would look at the disparity by percentiles rather than in absolute rank.”

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  1. Deven says:

    The undergraduate rankings also use different metrics including resources and giving which probably don’t track well for law schools. I think some have pointed out that the ranking undervalues public universities. The endeavor is odd in any event.