The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s homepage ranks seventh among all ABA-accredited law school websites, according to a new survey conducted by Georgetown Law.
Aaron Dewald, Director of the College’s Technology Initiative, explains that, “In this annual ranking, Georgetown takes a handful of criteria and sees which schools are doing what. The criteria are those that promote good programming and organization of a web page—proper use of tags, valid code, integration of social media, stylistic appropriateness. These adjust from year to year depending on what is generally accepted as a ‘good habit’ style of development.”
All ABA accredited sites are viewed and judged based on their conformance to the criteria. Sites are awarded points based on a possible total of 100 and are ranked in descending order, according to Dewald.
“With our redesign, we took many of their criteria seriously,” Dewald says. “We’ve implemented and reconfigured areas we’ve felt our site was weak in and many of those addressed the Georgetown criteria. We’ve also noticed areas we can improve, and we’re working on making those changes to keep our site in step with the ever-evolving web. Meaningful design has always been something we’ve been driven towards and our 7th place ranking shows our continued progress.”
To read the detailed article about the criteria and rankings, click here.