I seem to recall that this time of year is when we all start to look for the new U.S. News and World Report law school rankings. In trying to figure out when the rankings are due out, I came across this post at Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports regarding an announcement by the U of Florida Dean, seeking to preempt a possible drop in UF rank.
According to Dean Jerry, an increase in reported class size, as calculated by U.S. News will account for their drop. His full memo on the topic is located here.
I’m still looking for the definitive answer on when the U.S. News rankings are due out, if someone finds it please drop me a pointer.