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Measuring Quality in Legal Education: Examining the Relationship Between Law School Rank and Student Engagement

Louis M. Rocconi () and Austin T. Boyd ()
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Louis M. Rocconi: The University of Tennessee
Austin T. Boyd: The University of Tennessee

Research in Higher Education, 2022, vol. 63, issue 7, No 6, 1282 pages

Abstract: Abstract U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Schools” dominate the conversation on quality in legal education. Despite their popularity, the criteria used to rank schools often has little to do with the quality of the educational experience. If rankings are intended to demonstrate quality, then these measures should be related with other measures of collegiate quality, such as student engagement. This study investigated the relationship between law school rankings and student engagement using data from the Law School Survey of Student Engagement. Findings reveal no relationship between ranking and engagement, except for a small, positive relationship between ranking and satisfaction.

Keywords: Rankings; Student engagement; College choice; Educational quality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1007/s11162-022-09682-y

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