After Boycott from Law Schools, U.S. News & World Report Changes Ranking System

From a New York Times story by Ruth Graham headlined “After Boycott from Law Schools, U.S. News & World Report Changes Ranking System”:

Under pressure amid a boycott by top law schools, U.S. News & World Report told law school deans that it will make several changes in the next edition of its influential ratings.

In a letter to American law school deans, U.S. News said its next list would give more credit to schools whose graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees, or school-funded fellowships to work in public-service jobs that pay lower wages. The magazine, which has been publishing the ratings for decades, is responding to criticism that its rankings overvalue high-paying private-sector jobs.