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Bernstein Comments on Law School Rankings

Rankings can affect the economic and academic decisions law school administrators make, according to a National Jurist article that examines rumors of statistical misrepresentation and other forms of fraud schools can resort to in order to pump up their U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The story features comments by Professor David Bernstein, who has written articles critical of the rankings.

The Rankings Race, National Jurist, January 2007. By Rebecca Luczycki.

Excerpt:
"'There are schools engaged in behaviors that I think could be described as less than legitimate,' said Bernstein, who recalls hearing of a school in the midwest that reported the value of study aid and research services, which the school received for free, as money spent on students. 'I just don't think there is any justifiable way of accounting for money you didn't spend.'"

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