Bloomberg Law
Dec. 12, 2022, 12:00 PM

Top Law Schools’ Snub of Rankings Marks Change in Legal Industry

Zijia Song
Zijia Song
Bloomberg News

When Elizabeth Samuels began applying to law schools in 2020, her highest priority was to get into a T14 school — one in the top 14 according to
US News & World Report, the go-to source for such rankings.

“It was hammered in from the moment I started applying that it’s all about getting into a T14 school, if not a T6 school,” said Samuels, a second-year law student at fourth-ranked Harvard Law School. “I was told by many different people that if you go to those schools, you’re gonna have every opportunity in the world.”

That strategy ...