Thursday, March 4, 2010
Has Anyone Ever Met a Lawyer or Judge Who Had Received (Let Alone Filled Out) a U.S. News Reputational Survey?
I was talking the other day to an experienced law school Dean, who has been asking lawyers and judges this question--have you ever received a U.S. News survey?--for a number of years, and all over the country, and s/he has yet to meet anyone who had actually received such a survey. We know the response rate to this survey is low--always less than 30%--and, indeed, it is so low that to avoid wild fluctuations in results, U.S. News is now averaging scores for two years in this category. So question: has anyone ever met an attorney or jurist who has actually filled out one of these surveys? Comments open; you must include a real e-mail address (it won't appear), even if you don't want to sign your full name.