I'm not asking to cast doubt on this set of rankings, but I'm curious as to how Chicago has a score of 81, when Columbia/NYU have scores of 86. That's a pretty big drop, and looking across the categories, I don't see where Chicago loses the points.
Hastings took a hit....it doesn't make sense to me really. Their peer assessment score and lawyers/judges is so much higher than the other schools they are tied with. Their LSAT and GPA are generally higher. Their bar passage rate is high (relative to the CA state numbers) and it went up from last year. The only numbers that aren't great are their job placement rates at graduation and student / faculty ratio, but THEY ARE ABOUT THE SAME AS LAST YEAR.....so why the drop ??