You guys, the drama may be ongoing, but there is a calm wave coming over USF in the wake of the ratings shake-up. In case you don't know, University of San Francisco School of Law suffered a fairly significant slip in the US News rankings this year (dropping into the third tier and out of the top 100). This may or may not have caused outbursts from USF students on the internet, we're not sure. We're definitely sure it caused some hearts to sink in San Francisco.
But, there may be one bright spot in all of this: turns out their dean, Jeff Brand, actually has a pretty level-headed attitude about it all. In his emailed response, Brand (commendably) points out the "disjunction between the rankings versus feedback from the ABA and bar results" and calls it "jarring". He also outlines some very straightforward steps the university will take to "not only benefit the law school but... also improve rankings."
The full email can be found after the jump.