October 10, 2007
There is a fascinating debate going on in the country's B-School that foresees what law schools will soon also be debating. For some time the B-School ranking systems are heavily weighted towards post graduate employment. Professors bemoan the loss of an incentive to teach the "intangible qualities." B-School rankings are more market driven. The purveyors of rankings, and there are several that compete for the attention of potential students, have discovered that students pay primary attention to how employment opportunities enhanced by an MBA at a given school. The purveyors are just reflecting the market; they known they do not set or create the market. So B-School professors are upset with market forces in which they operate-- a common complaint of academics who want to "mold" things. I don't know about you but I'll throw my support in favor of the wisdom of the market.
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In your opinion, are law school rankings similarly driven by the market? In other words should a law school's faculty focus on finding BigLaw NY-salary-matching jobs for their students instead of publishing scholarly works?
Posted by: tekel | Oct 21, 2007 9:51:23 PM