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Snort: Outlook releases law school rankings without NUJS, NLIU, NLU-J, as GNLU comes 3rd

Another year, another nonsense law school ranking: Reader beware
Another year, another nonsense law school ranking: Reader beware

Following the publication of India Today's theoretically irrelevant law school rankings last month, Outlook India's 2016 top 20 law school rankings have been released but do not included NUJS Kolkata, NLIU Bhopal or NLU Jodhpur.

The rankings have placed NLSIU Bangalore, Nalsar Hyderabad and GNLU Gandhinagar in first second and third place, followed by ILS Pune, BVDU Pune, Jamia Milia university in Delhi, HNLU Raipur, Varanasi University's faculty of law and several others.

Anyway, as we have made clear before , magazine rankings should be taken with such a large pinch of salt that they should come with a health warning attached.

But since there is none, and since many parents apparently take Outlook and India Today very seriously (despite such rankings generally being commercial vehicles for advertising) consider yourself warned by us covering this: if you are making a decision about which college to join on the basis of these rankings, you might as well flip a coin.

And to be a little bit fair, it's not entirely their fault: NUJS, NLIU and NLU Jodhpur have been boycotting the magazine rankings for a while now (mostly as a mark of protest at the random ranks doled out every year).

Also, on that note - what has the government been doing since the HRD ministry announced it would create its own ranking law schools last year?

Also read: Want to know how magazines' law school rankings work?

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