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The Law School Rankings Roundup

The release of the US News and World Report law school rankings always sets the internet abuzz, and this year was no different. With some shake-ups in the top 10, drops of over 25 spots further down the list, and the debut of a few new schools, concerned parties from all over the internet are weighing in with opinions and analysis.

With so much noise, it can be difficult and confusing to figure out what’s actually important, so we’ve collected some of the articles most relevant to pre-law readers.

Methodology: 2016 Best Law School RankingsU.S. News and World Report
With these particular rankings playing such a huge role in determining where many applicants decide to attend law school, you should at least know what goes into determining where schools place.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.12.15

A) One more US News rankings link: Who should and should not pay attention to law school rankings. Above the Law

B) A new study says that a law grad’s long-term earnings potential is recession-proof. Assuming they can get a job in the first place, of course. National Law Journal

C) Don’t mention your flaws in your law school personal statement, dum dum. jdMission

D) A jury ruled that Robin Thicke and Pharrel infringed on Marvin Gaye’s copyrights for the song “Blurred Lines.” There’s some joke about the blurry lines of justice in there, but why bother? Someone else has probably already made it. Wall Street Journal

E) This is what Netflix looks like when it’s played on an original Nintendo. Slate

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Analysis: U.S. News Law School Rankings

U.S. News and World Report released its 2016 law school rankings yesterday, and it essentially looks like a huge game of chutes and ladders up in here.

Among the top tier of schools, the names remain familiar – for now. The top three schools are the same for the zillionth year in a row, although Stanford (formerly #3) moved up to share the #2 spot with Harvard. Whenever a school in the highest echelons of the rankings moves up or down, it’s treated as a Big Freaking Deal – but realistically, this change won’t make a huge difference, since Stanford hasn’t actually surpassed Harvard. They’ll get some bragging rights, sure, but essentially Stanford’s status is changing from “extremely well-regarded” to “still extremely well-regarded.”

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The 2016 US News Law School Rankings Are Here

US News and World Report just released their all-important law school rankings — a momentous occasion that will affect law school applications, admissions and hiring for the next year. We’ll have tons of analysis over the coming days, but for now here are the Top 150 law schools, along with their movement in the rankings.

Hat tip to Spivey Consulting, which was the first to report the new rankings.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.19.14

A) Going to law school? Looking for a cool new app? Here are a few suggestions. US News and World Report.

B) There are some headaches involved in the proposed 2-year law school model. Above the Law.

C) Aww, the teen who sued her parents for tuition money has dropped the lawsuit. ABA Journal.

D) Some troubling legal maneuvering lurks in this Toyota lawsuit new that broke today. Wall Street Journal.

E) Christopher Walken is a dancin’ fool. People.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.17.14

A) The news is spreading about the recent increase in LSAT test-takers. Wall Street Journal.

B) Meanwhile, deans are still scrambling with their placement in the US News and World Report law school rankings. Boston Business Journal.

C) For some students, all that matters is how much money they’ll make after graduation from law school. List list is for them. Above the Law.

D) Excited for March Madness? Not as much as the lawyer who’s suing the NCAA. ESPN.

E) A “Shamrock Shake” rattled Los Angeles this morning — and no one felt it more than the news anchors. DIgg.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.13.14

A) Just another friendly reminder that Blueprint LSAT Prep launched a brand new website with one-of-a-kind free resources. Blueprint LSAT Prep.

B) Folks are still talking about this week’s new US News and World Report law school rankings. Wall Street Journal.

C) The 1.1% increase in February LSAT test-takers is also making headlines. Above the Law.

D) Authorities have identified the drunk driver who killed two people at SXSW. CNN.

E) If your mom is on Facebook, you’ll definitely get these GIFs. Huffington Post.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.12.14

A) Blueprint LSAT Prep has a brand new website. You gotta check it out! Blueprint LSAT Prep.

B) For the first time since June 2010, the LSAT had an increase in test-takers. LSAC.

C) As always, not every dean was happy with the latest US News and World Report law school rankings. Above the Law.

D) Look out, world. Judge Judy is suing somebody. ABA Journal.

E) The “best of 2013” lists aren’t done yet. Here are last year’s best new fonts. Typographica.

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2015 U.S. News and World Report Law School Rankings Out

It’s that time of year again—the US News and World Report‘s annual law school rankings have arrived. As the biggest authority on rating academic institutions in the United States, the US News rankings are a subject of much consideration and consternation for prospective law students, law school administrations, and legal employers alike. For you, the prospective law student, these rankings could mean big things for your future admissions and job prospects. So let’s dive in and take a look, shall we?

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The T14

Surprise, surprise: the Top 14 schools have once again reasserted their place at the top. From Yale (1st) to Cornell and Georgetown (tied for 13th), the T14 has pretty much stayed the same, with a few minor revisions.

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Logical Reasonings / 3.11.14

A) In case you haven’t heard, the 2015 US News and World Report law school rankings were released today. US News and World Report.

B) Plenty of people are talking about this year’s law school rankings. Above the Law.

C) No lawyer deserves to have to sit in a deposition room with Justin Bieber. ABA Journal.

D) The Senate is not happy with the NSA. Then again, no one is. NBC News.

E) If President Obama thought Bill O’Reilly was a tough interview, Zach Galifianakis and his two ferns have some questions. Funny or Die.