I brazenly requested whether or not faculties “boycotting” supposed to “boycott” the surveys despatched round to legislation faculties. It’s obvious that reply isn’t any. “Boycotting” legislation faculties submitted promotional materials to potential USNWR repute survey voters (together with me) even after saying the boycott. So it’s a partial boycott, one wherein faculties intend to keep up as excessive a rating as potential whereas additionally being recalcitrant in handing over knowledge.
— Professor Derek Muller, College of Iowa Faculty of Regulation, asking what the endgame is perhaps for legislation faculties making a public present of withdrawing from the U.S. Information and World Report rankings. Apparently, for some legislation faculties, the boycott is selective.