U.S. News to Give Live Web Presentations on Rankings

U.S. News, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions to offer webcasts on law and b-school rankings.

By SHARE

U.S. News and Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions have teamed up to give two separate, free live web broadcasts on the U.S. News rankings. The first one, on the Best Law Schools rankings, is called Inside the Law School Rankings with U.S. News & World Report and will held on July 22 at 9 p.m. ET. The second one, on the Best Business Schools rankings, is called Inside the Business School Rankings with U.S. News & World Report and will be held on July 27 at 9 p.m. ET. U.S. News hopes these unique webcasts will provide prospective law and business school students insights into the rankings and how to best use them in their own graduate school application process.

Both the law and business school rankings are having a significant impact on admissions decisions. Those considering law and business schools have many questions about the rankings and these web broadcasts will provide a unique opportunity to get those questions answered. Each presentation will answer such key questions as why the rankings are done, the philosophy behind the rankings, how the rankings are calculated, the statistical factors used in each rankings, the U.S. News response to criticisms of the rankings by law and business schools academics, and what role should rankings play in deciding where to apply to grad school.

Each web event will be broadcast live and is available anywhere with an internet connection. The current plans are for each broadcast to open with a brief introduction from Kaplan, followed by my live presentation on the ranking, and then a moderated Q&A, during which I will answer questionsfrom the audience in real time. Anyone who has an interest in or has questions about the rankings is urged to sign up, listen in, and submit questions.

Here are more details on the two broadcasts and the links you must go to go to sign up in order to participate:

Inside the Law School Rankings with U.S. News & World Report

July 22 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Register by going to this site: http://kaptest.stream57.com/july22/

Inside the Business School Rankings with U.S. News & World Report

July 27, 2010 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Register by going to this site: http://kaptest.stream57.com/july27/