• Rankings have been upended by a developing boycott
  • Publication stated it will address schools’ inquiries through the delay

April 14 (Reuters) – U.S. News &amp Globe Report on Friday stated it will delay the release of its graduate college rankings—including its closely watched annual list of very best law schools—by 1 week.

The list had been slated to publish on April 18 but will now come out on April 25, U.S. News stated in a statement.

“This year, we received an unprecedented quantity of inquiries from schools and are devoting added time to comprehensively address these inquiries,” the statement stated. The firm did not straight away respond to a request for comment.

The delay comes as U.S. News is below unprecedented stress from law schools, health-related schools and undergraduate colleges that have stated they will no longer give it with information for the rankings.

Almost a quarter of law schools this year declined to give U.S. News with any internal information for its rankings, such as 12 of the prime 14 schools, which stated the publication’s methodology hurt student diversity and affordability. In response to the boycott, U.S. News overhauled the methodology of the law college rankings to rely largely on ABA information, to spot much more weight on bar passage and employment, and to minimize the emphasis on Law College Admission Test scores.

U.S. News releases its rankings to graduate schools at least 1 week ahead of publication, permitting them time to overview the lists on the situation that the schools do not reveal the contents. That method this year led to much more inquiries than regular, it stated.

It is not the initial time U.S. News has had to modify its rankings plans. It adjusted the law schools rankings twice in 2021 ahead of the list was produced public due to errors.

Study much more:

Overhauled US News &amp Globe Report rankings leave prime law schools largely unchanged

Yale and Harvard law schools to shun influential U.S. News rankings

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Karen Sloan

Thomson Reuters

Karen Sloan reports on law firms, law schools, and the enterprise of law. Attain her at karen.sloan@thomsonreuters.com

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