Sunday, November 20, 2011

Law School Mailings as “Law School Porn”

“Law school porn” is what many legal educators call the promotional mailings that inundate their mail boxes:

It's that time of year when law school faculties are inundated with so-called "law school porn" — slick mailings extolling the virtues of individual law schools meant to sway voting in the U.S. News & World Report's reputation survey, now underway.

 
Some legal educators believe the annual barrage of mail has gotten out of control, and proves that rankings are driving administrative decisions. They say it's time to stop paying for glossy brochures and invest that money in students.

Here’s an interesting article on the subject in which law professors almost uniformly deplore this feeble public relations effort. Still, the mailings pour forth. As for me, I quickly glance at them before I toss them. They have never influenced my assessment of a law school.

(ljs)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2011/11/law-school-mailings-as-law-school-porn.html

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