U.S. News & World Report plans to launch a new law school ranking—one that will sort schools according to the “scholarly impact” of their faculties.

The new ranking, announced Wednesday, will be separate from the closely watched “Best Law Schools” ranking, at least initially. But U.S. News’ chief data strategist Bob Morse said in an email message Thursday that the publication will “seriously consider making it a factor to measure faculty quality,” for its overall law school rankings that will come out in 2020.

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