Wednesday, April 27, 2022
A change to the USNews.com ranking formula that would actually be salutary
The arbitrary adjustments to weightings and the like to one side, here's a change that would improve legal education and law school admissions: drop the median GPA as a factor. Not all GPAs are equal. A 3.9 in communications or education is inferior to a 3.5 in engineering or chemistry or philosophy or economics. Some majors are harder than others. But US news generates massive pressure to ignore field of study in favor of GPA. It's a disaster. Drop median GPA as a factor.