AALS Panel on “the Ratings Game”

How much do law professors hate the USNWR law school rankings? So much that at the big annual meeting for law professors, an entire day-long workshop has been organized on the “ratings game,” including panels with descriptions like:

“In this session, speakers will confront the #@%$&**@ U. S. News and World Report rankings system”


“In this session, panelists will imagine creative alternative ways to assess law schools that may entail rating, not ranking, and ignore the U.S. News”

It takes a fair amount of antipathy to motivate spending a whole day to collectively figuring out how to moot the USNWR rankings! Unfortunately, I suspect this workshop won’t succeed in doing so, although I do support the endeavor.