Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Thank you, Dean Gary Simson of Case Western!
According to this morning's WSJ Law Blog (here), Dean Gary J. Simson of Case Western's law school has suggested that deans say "dayenu" to the USNWR rankings. Recognizing the insanity of tailoring an educational program to the whims of a news magazine, Dean Simson believes that law schools instead should use their own good judgment about how to allocate resources. (After all, the race to the top of the rankings isn't a race that most law schools will win.)
Seems to me that any school with decent self-esteem doesn't need to be told where it ranks. Take a look, for example, at Case Western itself (here). Bravo, Dean Simson!