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Columbia Law, Georgetown Join Exodus From U.S. News Rankings

Campus of Georgetown Law School

Campus of Georgetown Law School

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Columbia Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center will stop participating in rankings by U.S. News & World Report, joining Yale, Harvard and the University of California’s Berkeley Law School in boycotting the survey. 

“The potential benefits to be gained from continuing to share data with U.S. News are far outweighed by the constraints the rankings place on our ability to freely pursue our core scholarly, pedagogical, and programmatic objectives,” Gillian Lester, dean of No. 4 ranked Columbia, said Friday in an emailed statement.