Friday, April 24, 2009
It hasn't taken long for Deans at those schools with legal writing programs ranked by USNWR to begin touting their place on the list. Here's a partial run-down of press releases:
If the rankings have led to more resources for your program or other tangible benefits, you need to thank Professor Jan Levine. Although he took a lot of heat for lobbying USNWR to include legal writing among the specialty program rankings, his intent was always to help legal writing gain more legitimacy in the academy. I consider Professor Levine to be the Dark Knight of legal writing - and I mean that with the utmost respect and admiration.
Hat tip to our good buddy Professor Paul Caron at the TaxProf Blog for compiling a partial list of law school USNWR press releases - either that guy never sleeps or he's got one heck of an efficient webcrawler.
I am the scholarship dude.