The verdict is in. Sixteen law schools have had it with the US News rankings and will no longer cooperate. I am sure the schools that have opted out all feel better, but what is their next step?

US News has announced that it will proceed as before with or without the information that these schools provide, which means that the same flawed rankings with still come out, and prospective students will still lack the information that they need to make informed choices. The answer is quite simple. The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) should fill that void and provide what students really need: a guide that gives applicants a balanced view of what different law schools offer and a discussion of what matters and why.

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