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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Overperforming expectations

Via Paul Caron. I know the rankings are the root of all evil, but they remain the coin of the realm (at least for the moment). And the recognition for FIU is always welcome.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on December 18, 2013 at 10:12 AM in Howard Wasserman, Teaching Law | Permalink


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What would the US News Rankings look like without the "academic peer assessment score"? If that score is essentially helping to perpetuate the same ordering year after year, based on the subjective impressions of a relatively few members of the academy (I think it's 3 people at each school, including the Dean), should it be given much weight at all?

Posted by: anon | Jan 1, 2014 3:48:35 PM

On the other hand, only 56% of graduates getting full-time, long-term jobs as lawyers nine months after graduation seems pretty bad.

Posted by: Andrew MacKie-Mason | Jan 1, 2014 2:34:02 PM

As far as I know, the numerical surveys of deans and prawfs. It's name recognition and word of mouth, which is Why it is so sticky.

Posted by: Howard Wasserman | Dec 19, 2013 10:09:23 AM

What exactly is the process for determining a school's "academic peer assessment score"?

Posted by: Morse Code for J | Dec 19, 2013 7:58:28 AM

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