May 7, 2013
Another Employment-Outcome RankingsFrom 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.
May 6, 2013
Columbia's Jane Ginsburg Elected to the American Philosophical SocietyMore here and here.
The Pro-Business Roberts CourtA new study by Lee Epstein (Southern California) and my colleagues Bill Landes and Dick Posner is discussed in the New York Times.
May 5, 2013
Controversial Saint Louis University President to Step DownStory here. Earlier controversies involving Biondi and the law school are noted here.
May 3, 2013
AALS Executive Susan Prager Becoming Dean at SouthwesternSusan 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.
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.
Faculty Quality Based on Membership in the American AcademyUpdated for 2013.
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.