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‘Writing On The Wall’: Here’s Why Top US Universities May Be Pulling Out Of High-Profile Ranking System

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  • Experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation that top law schools could be dropping out of national rankings to maintain a focus on diversity and not academic qualifications. 
  • Yale and Harvard Law school pulled out of the U.S. News & Report because the institutions feel that the rankings fail to reward schools who take more diverse students with lower test scores. 
  • “This allows them to continue race-conscious admissions by other means. This workaround is already being used by some schools. These top law schools probably have that in mind as they back out of the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Ranking requires clear, objective standards, and if law schools hope to go test-optional, the ranking system presents an obvious problem,” John Sailer, fellow at the National Association of Scholars, told the DCNF.

Experts said that some top law schools might be dropping one of the most prominent ranking system in order to reduce standardized testing requirements while keeping a focus on diversity.

On Wednesday, Yale and Harvard Law school pulled out of the U.S. News & World Report saying that the “flawed” rankings fail to reward…



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