Catholic, American, B.C. slide in rankings; Ohio students raise money for grade schools

It was a GOOD week for…. 

Fighting for a common cause, after three law schools banded together to fundraise for local grade schools. Ohio Northern University- Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of Dayton School of Law will come together for fundraising events to benefit local anti-bullying programs. According to Kyle LaBuff, Student Bar Association Executive President at the University of Dayton, this is the first time law schools have come together for a charitable cause. 

It was a BAD week for… 

Falling down the rankings, after law schools reacted to the U.S. News and World Report rankings. Boston College Law School dropped 10 places since 2010 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings which were released last week. Between this year and last year, the law school dropped five places. “A decline maters,” said Dean Vincent Rougeau. “It’s disappointing to everyone when it happens.” He added that the rankings provide schools a way to understand how they are perceived outside the institution. Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law also faced a dramatic decline, falling 27 places. American University Washington College of Law also fell in the rankings.