Yale, Harvard law schools ditch U.S. News & World Report Rankings
Yale and Harvard Law Schools have announced they are leaving the U.S. News & World Report Rankings.
The institutions announced separately that they had been considering leaving the rankings list for several months.
Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken wrote in a release that U.S. News is tasked with ranking 192 law schools with only a small set of one-size-fits-all metrics that cannot provide an accurate picture of such varied institutions.
"Its approach not only fails to advance the legal profession, but stands squarely in the way of progress," Gerken wrote.
Gerken wrote that the decision was not made lightly, but it is time for Yale to walk away from the rankings in order to pursue a path forward to work to advance legal education.