U.S. News to Launch 'Scholarly Impact' Method of Law School Ranking - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 14, 2019
U.S. News & World Report plans to launch a new law school ranking — one that will sort schools according to the “scholarly impact” of their faculties, Law.com reports. The new ranking will be separate from the closely watched “Best Law Schools” ranking. To gauge the scholarly impact of each law faculty, U.S. News said it has partnered with legal periodical publisher William S. Hein & Co. Inc. to track both the number of articles faculties produce as well as the number of citations in other scholarship that professors’ work generated over a five-year period. That, in turn, is intended to measure how productive and influential law faculties are.