Friday, February 20, 2009

USNWR considers adding "ethics" to law school rankings.

As reported in the USNWR blog, as well as by the ABA Journal here, the magazine responsible for publishing the highly controversial list of law school rankings is preliminarily considering whether to also include a measure of how well schools teach professional ethics.

According to Bob Morse, the director of data research for USNWR, a chief consideration is whether it's even possible "to measure and compare either quantitatively or qualitatively how professionalism and ethics are being taught at U.S. law schools."  Assuming this comes to pass, I expect schools will direct more resources towards improving their professional ethics training, possibly requiring professionalism training in first year legal writing courses.

Of course, that's a lot of "ifs," but we're living in uncertain times to begin with.

Hat tip to the ABA Journal blog.

I am the scholarship dude.


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