The new U.S. News Law School Rankings for 2011 have been published: The biggest jumps are UCDavis and William and Mary into the top 25. Minor movement among the top 10 – it will be interesting to see how many people Berkeley loses from the incoming class because they went from 6 to 9. Of course, as I always say, the law school can’t possibly have changed that much in a year but the tiniest change in statistics allows U.S. News to sell its annual America’s Best Graduate Schools issue. If things didn’t change, the issue wouldn’t sell.
For more details, see my analysis of the 2010 US News Law School Rankings.
Read more about the “U.S. News Effect on Law Schools” here to understand how schools are able to manipulate rankings.