Thursday, June 8, 2006
Towards the end of the LWI conference day today, Professor Jan Levine of Temple University gave a report on Rating U.S. News: What's Behind the Rankings of LRW Programs? He provided a helpful overview of both the overall law school rankings and the specialty program rankings, including some history and the details of how U.S. News arrives at these rankings. Professor Levine also described what these rankings might mean for the legal writing community and what recent results might be telling the academy about legal writing programs. He also described a study he is planning, to look further into these topics. All the documents he projected during the presentation are available via the LWI website.