American Law Schools in a Time of Transition
Ehrenberg, Ronald G.
[Excerpt] I will argue that reports of law school unintentionally or intentionally misreporting a variety of types of data to USNWR should not be surprising; we have long seen similar problems occurring with respect to its rankings of undergraduate institutions. The fact that rankings schemes can induce such behavior emphasizes the need for our law school deans and faculty members to always stay focused on the social purpose of higher education, rather being obsessed with perceptions of prestige and rankings.
higher education; law school; tuition; technology; inflation
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