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Friday, March 30, 2007

Schools Gaming the Reporting of US News Employment Data?

On his Agoraphilia blog (3/26/2007), Tom W.
Bell (Chapman) suggests that some law schools
are "gaming" their reporting of employment
data for the U.S. News & World Report
rankings. According to Bell, law schools benefit
in the rankings from classifying gradates as "un-
employed and not seeking work" instead of
"unemployed and studying for the Bar full-time."
Using data in the 2007 ABA-LSAC Official Guide
to ABA-Approved Law Schools, Bell goes on
to identify law schools that demonstrate possible
discrepancies in reporting (although he draws no