School of Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge announces the University of Georgia School of Law's intent to participate in the current U.S. News & World Report rankings cycle and provides his views for the school’s decision.
“Agreeing with other law schools about the value of multiple sources of information to students and their families, the University of Georgia School of Law will not withhold information from U.S. News & World Report,” Rutledge said. “U.S. News is ultimately just one source of information among many that help consumers make informed choices. Amid a squabble about a magazine, let’s not lose sight of the big picture: Tuition, cost, debt, jobs and bar passage are the topics that students and their families discuss around the kitchen table when deciding whether and where to pursue a professional degree. Tackling those issues is one of today’s great moral imperatives for leaders in higher education, and what we’re doing by guaranteeing financial aid to all first-generation college graduates and veterans.”