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Should Ethics Be Considered in US News Law School Rankings?

Posted Feb 19, 2009 8:26 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Those in charge of one of the most-watched law school rankings lists are considering an unusual change in their criteria.

A "very preliminary idea" of including some sort of ethics measure when compiling the annual list of the nation's best law schools is being considered by U.S. News & World Report, according to the magazine's Morse Code blog.

One major question, though, is whether it's possible "to measure and compare either quantitatively or qualitatively how professionalism and ethics are being taught at U.S. law schools," writes author Bob Morse. His is director of data research for the magazine.

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