Tuesday, April 21, 2009
TaxLawProf blogged the peer reputation ratings of all law schools based on the USN&WR list. You can view that peer rating list here. What should you make of all this? Well, not much. I routinely refuse to fill out USN&WR surveys. I'm not sure what basis my colleagues use for ranking schools -- it would be difficult enough to rank a colleague, much less a whole school. So what you get is the collective "wisdom."
I'm not sure about you, but life is too short to waste on trying to advance up that list. Write articles you care about. Make sure they are accessible through SSRN. Publish them somewhere that matters, not the top 50 law reviews. And, literally, for God's sake, do something about what you care about, don't just write!