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Berkeley Law School Joins Yale, Harvard in US News Rankings Exit

Nov. 17, 2022, 7:55 PM

The University of California Berkeley Law School said it will join Yale and Harvard in halting its participation in the US News rankings of the nation’s top law schools.

“Although rankings are inevitable and inevitably have some arbitrary features, there are aspects of the US News rankings that are profoundly inconsistent with our values and public mission,” Dean Erwin Chemerinsky said in a letter posted on the Berkeley Law School website.

The ranking “penalizes schools that help students launch careers in public service law,” and “discounts graduates who are pursuing advanced degrees,” Chemerinsky said. It also creates incentives to diminish ...