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U.S. News & World Report said Thursday that it’s removing a controversial diversity ranking from its law school rankings package that is set to be released March 30.

That decision comes after deans from 162 law schools asked for a last-minute revision to the stand-alone “Most Diverse Law Schools Ranking,” citing the exclusion of students of more than one race from its calculation of “underrepresented minorities.” The deans requested that the ranking be recalculated to include multiethnic students—which would mark the second time the diversity ranking was changed in the past week. U.S. News this week recalculated that ranking after initially failing to include Asian students.

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Karen Sloan

Karen Sloan is the Legal Education Editor and Senior Writer at ALM. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @KarenSloanNLJ Sign up for Ahead of the Curve—her weekly email update on trends and innovation in legal education—here: https://www.law.com/briefings/ahead-of-the-curve/

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