littlewing67 wrote:Anyone have any idea why W&M has fell in the us news rankings over the past couple of years? They were at #24 at one point and now rank #41. Just curious.
I don't have a precise answer but based on historical trends (https://7sage.com/top-law-school-rankings/
) it just seems that schools ranked 20+ have risen and fallen over the years. In W&M case, current 3Ls enrolled when the school was ranked #24. Did their legal education or job prospects take a huge hit in those three years? I don't necessarily think so. Inversely, W&L went from 43 to 28 in those same three years. Did their legal education or job prospects get a significantly higher boost those three years? I don't necessarily think so. With that being said, I haven't compared the data to see if the rise/fall in rankings at those specific schools lead to a vastly significant difference in job prospects. I also don't know enough about the US News ranking to know what impacted the outcome. But just like W&L, W&Ms incoming class could start at 41 and by the time they graduate the school can be back in the 20s.