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May 7, 2013

Another Employment-Outcome Rankings

From the University of Denver--it depends on self-reported data by the schools, of course, but it does provide a simple way to see the import of that data.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 7, 2013 in Legal Profession, Rankings, Student Advice | Permalink

May 6, 2013

Columbia's Jane Ginsburg Elected to the American Philosophical Society

More here and here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 6, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

The Pro-Business Roberts Court

A new study by Lee Epstein (Southern California) and my colleagues Bill Landes and Dick Posner is discussed in the New York Times.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 6, 2013 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

May 5, 2013

Controversial Saint Louis University President to Step Down

Story here.  Earlier controversies involving Biondi and the law school are noted here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 5, 2013 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

May 3, 2013

AALS Executive Susan Prager Becoming Dean at Southwestern

Susan Westerberg Prager, the former dean of UCLA Law and current Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the AALS, will become Southwestern Law School's new Dean and Chief Executive Officer effective this fall.  Needless to say, this is a major hire.

Posted by Dan Filler on May 3, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

May 2, 2013

New ATL Law School Rankings Do Not Include JD Advantage Jobs...

...which is probably a mistake for reasons noted by Northwestern Dean Dan Rodriguez.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 2, 2013 in Rankings | Permalink

Faculty Quality Based on Membership in the American Academy

Updated for 2013.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 2, 2013 in Rankings | Permalink

May 1, 2013

Yes, yet another ranking of law schools

Although unlike the recent National Jurist fiasco, this one is not nuts and contains some useful information.  More detail about response rates from the student and alumni surveys would be welcome.  And the weighting of the different factors is, of course, inexplicable.   It is, I think, useful for prospective students to see that some more regional schools in fact have very good employment outcomes.

(Thanks to Rick Hasen for the pointer.)

UPDATE:  More thoughts here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 1, 2013 in Rankings | Permalink