Bloomberg Law
Nov. 20, 2022, 1:00 PM

Yale and Harvard Withdraw From a Rank Tradition

Stephen L. Carter
Bloomberg Editorial

I am delighted that Yale Law School, where I have taught for more decades than I care to remember, has decided to withdraw from the US News and World Report rankings. No, I didn’t have advance warning, but the decision is one I’ve advocated for years.

Yale’s example was swiftly followed by the law schools at Harvard, UC Berkeley and Georgetown. As of this writing, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania are expected to be next. More defectors surely wait in the wings. Each school that leaves deprives US News of the vital data that it uses to create its ...

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