New Law School Rankings Account for Job Data

U.S. News and World Reports is now factoring in new job information for law graduates when assigning law school rankings, the ABA Journal reports. Graduate placement rates account for 20 percent of a school’s overall score. Greater weight is now given for permanent, full-time jobs that require bar passage or for which a J.D. is an advantage. Vanderbilt Law School ranks at number 15 in the report, while the University of Tennessee College of Law is ranked number 61 and the University of Memphis' Cecil C.Humphreys School of Law is at 144.