Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Law School Rankings, the play
Today's Legal Blog Watch mentions this paper recently posted on SSRN. It's a one-act play titled Rankings: A Dramatization of the Incentives Created by Ranking Law Schools and it's been published by Jeff Sovern, a professor at St. John's University School of Law and co-author of the Consumer Law & Policy Blog. The intended audience is the subset of consumers known as "law students". The play dramatizes Prof. Sovern's belief that "law school rankings encourage schools to shift resources away from improving the quality of the education they provide in favor of investing in improving their standings in the rankings."