Sunday, June 24, 2007

ABA Law School Statistics Now Available

Bill Henderson (Indiana) notes that the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar has, for the first time, posted all of the data from the 2008 ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools on its statistics website in downloadable Excel spreadsheet format. Kudos to Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) (Understanding the U.S. News Law School Rankings) and Tom Bell (Chapman) (Reforming the USN&WR Law School Rankings; ABA to Make Law School Data More Accessible), whose advocacy of this long overdue reform apparently convinced tha ABA to take this acton.

Cross-posted on TaxProf Blog.


Blogger Brian Huddleston said...

Been reading MoneyLaw for a while - great to hear about the ABA statistics. I was puzzled that they list 201 law schools (that's the last number in the "Key" column in two of the three spreadsheet - the third has the final number out of order). By my latest count (I track this for an on-going law library survey) there are only 195 full and provisionally accredited law schools. Then I look down the list as see that the spreadsheets skip random numbers - there is no 28, 154, 150, 170, 173, or 187 in the list of schools so there are only 195 after all. I'm sure the rest of the numbers are directly from the annual survey, but this makes me want to randomly double check some of the other figures in the spreadsheet. Just a minor issue!

6/26/2007 12:03 PM  

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