Monday, February 25, 2019

More on USNews.com's proposed scholarly impact rankings

It appears concerns about which faculty would count for impact purpose have been heard:  as the Blog Emperor notes USNews.com will still ask schools to list all tenure-stream faculty, but will also ask for their primary role to be identified (e.g., "doctrinal" or "clinical" or "legal research and writing").   USNews.com has not yet decided what to do with this information, but I have some advice:  study the scholarly impact only of the academic or "doctrinal" faculty.  If other categories are included this will have the effect of leading schools to exclude them from the tenure track, given that, typically, they are not expected to produce scholarship as much as the doctrinal faculty.

https://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2019/02/more-on-usnewscoms-proposed-scholarly-impact-rankings.html

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