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Friday, March 25, 2011

Top Ten Law Schools By Admissions Yield

Here's an interesting piece of information from US News.  The magazine-turned-ranking machine has created a list of the top 10 law schools based on yield - that is, the number of matriculants divided by the number of people admitted.  It turns out that this is a very curious list.  In order, they are: Yale, BYU, Harvard, Southern, Liberty, Oklahoma, Regent, Memphis, NC Central and New Mexico.  It appears that that most important indicators of high yield are: a perception of unmatched quality, strong group affinity(religion, HBCU), and being a public law school widely perceived to be the best law school in the state. 

That takes care of nine.  As for Memphis?  I'm thinking their admissions office is just plain better.  

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