Dean Russell Osgood recently spoke with The New York Times about law schools choosing not to participate in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
“Russell Osgood, dean of Washington University Law School (No. 16), said he had been through several efforts to get rid of the rankings, as dean of Cornell’s law school and president of Grinnell College.
But lack of information is one reason, he said, that students blindly follow the prestige markers. School websites can be misleading, he said. ‘If you go read the school websites, I’ll just be honest, some of them are phantasmagorical, a lot are incomplete.'”