Tuesday, October 26, 2004
I recently blogged about our upcoming symposium on The Next Generation of Law School Rankings to be held on April 15, 2005 at Indiana-Bloomington. In the meantime, the latest rankings of law school libraries in the National Jurist caught my eye. The magazine ranks the nation's 183 law libraries by number of volumes, titles, and serial subscriptions; ratio of library study capacity and professional librarians to student enrollment; and number of hours open per week. In the final category, five law schools claim that their law libraries are open 168 hours per week, which translates into 24 hours, 7 days per week:
• Penn StateOne wonders whether this self-reported data is accurate (what does "open" mean?) and, if it is, whether the five schools will start publicizing that they are the only ones offering students the ability to study law 24/7. Or perhaps the City University of New York will start publicizing itself as "The Slacker Law School" -- its library is open the least number of hours (61 hours per week) of any law library in the country!
• South Dakota
• Washington & Lee
• William & Mary