What do you think of Dean Garvey’s response below?
The 2010 U.S. News and World Report rankings, released today, show that BC Law is ranked 28th, down from 26th last year. This is a disappointment, and it certainly does not reflect the true value of Boston College Law School. We need to work harder to bring the two into alignment.
In the last few years we have put in place a number of important initiatives meant to strengthen the School. They should have the added benefit of improving our ranking:
In the current U.S. News & World Report rankings, BC has dipped from #26 to #28. BU ranks higher than BC and is currently ranked at #22. The ranking takes into account a peer assessment score, an assessment score by layers and judges, median LSAT score, median undergrad GPA, acceptance rate, employment rate and Bar passage rate. It also takes into account faculty resources, expenditures per student, student/faculty ratio and library resources. This year, BC’s assessment score by lawyers and judges fell from 3.7 to 3.6, our median GPA from 3.64 to 3.53, and our employment rate nine months after graduation from 98.1% to 97.4%. However, we made gains in median LSAT score, student/faculty ratio, employment rate at graduation, bar passage rate and faculty resources.Read more