U.S News and World Report Rankings and the University of Baltimore Law School

U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of Baltimore Law School in the Fourth Tier again in its annual rankings of law schools. I incorrectly reported that UB was in the Third Tier yesterday. I must have been looking at last year’s results.
I was hoping to see the Law School jump to the second tier or remain in the third tier. But a new state-of-the-art building for the law school is coming and lots of other changes. I was telling my insurance law class at UB this morning that I can feel the quality of students dramatically improving. This means more to me than what U.S. News and World Report has to say, particularly with the recent building less than two years.

One thing you cannot help but notice in looking at the ranking of the school is that the University of Baltimore has a large law school. Contrast the University of Louisville’s 323 students with the University of Baltimore’s 657 full-time law students. This makes the competition a little unfair. If Louisville took 657 law students, the quality of its enrolled class would look very different. I think we would fare better if they only considered the top 300 students in the rankings.

(discussing the rise of the University of Baltimore in the U.S. News and World Report rankings)

(announcement of new law school dean in 2007)

(report of potentially expanding UB to P.G. County)

(David Bernstein’s post on how the U.S. News & World Report ranking have gotten out of hand)

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