I doubt that most of us would want to see law schools exploit the trick I have in mind. Even though it would probably not warp the USN&WR rankings quite so much as the tricks played on the old Emp9 formula did, it would hardly make the rankings more accurate. I'm a bit unsure how to best avoid that result, however. Please allow me, then, to poll you for advice about how much I should disclose about how to hack the new Emp9 formula.
[Crossposted to Agoraphilia.]
Earlier posts about Emp9 measure:
- Change to U.S. News Law School Rankings Methodology
- How U.S. News Calculates "Employment at 9 Months"
- The How, Who, and Why of Strategic Emp9 Reporting
- USN&WR to Change Employment Measure
- ABA v. USN&WR on "Employment at 9 Months" Data
- The Ethics of Strategic Emp9 Reporting
- 2008 USN&WR Law School Rankings Under New Emp9 Formula
- The Emp9 Puzzle: Answers and Questions