The U.S. News and World Report rankings came out today. It was not a good day for the University of Baltimore School of Law: ranked #135 among U.S. law schools.
Of course, this post is going to assume that U.S. News & World Report is relevant to anything. When was the last time you paid a moments attention to this magazine that did not involve looking a school rankings. The answer is probably 10 years ago. But, it certainly is because people care about it. But whether it is a reflection of quality is anyone’s guess.
I don’t know. You have to appreciate that the University of Baltimore School of Law has been on a crazy roll in recent years. After falling and falling, its ranking with U.S News had been soaring higher each year. But the real kicker is the new building they opened last year. The old UB was a rat hole. We can say that now. It really was. The new building is just stunning. It has anything you could ever want to teach or to receive an education in, and do it in style. Even Above the Law, which has snarky commentary on the color of the sky, had good things to say about the design of the building.