Professor Brown on Current Law School Rankings: We Need a New Standard
Emory Law Professor Dorothy Brown was published today in the National Law Journal, in an opinion article on how we currently assess law schools’ quality, and why a new system is needed. Here is an excerpt from her article titled, "A Reboot for Legal Education.”
"The question that needs to be asked is: What makes for successful lawyers in the 21st century and how would a new rankings system reward law schools that did the job well? Although U.S. News does not seem to care, lawyers, law schools and consumers should. The current market for lawyers rewards value added.
“Given this, law schools must develop leaders who are problem solvers and collaborative workers—leaders who have the integrity to say no when no one in the room wants to hear it. If a rankings system could take that into account, society as a whole would be better off."
Professor Brown is also Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.