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Someone Had To Say It...

Rankings Are Evil

A highly perceptive and important post has appeared on MoneyLaw:

"Slamming the door: Restricting access to elite education and why it might not matter"
"I'll mince no words. Law school rankings are evil because they distort the real meaning of legal education. Likewise, managerial strategies designed to pad a school's prestige rather than serve students are craven."

(The author is a former University of Minnesota law school faculty member.)

Comments

Excellent article. And makes it very clear that playing the ranking game is very costly, both in human and financial terms.

What is evil is not the rankings, but the schools that advertise their success in the rankings (while simultaneously decrying rankings).

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