Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I previously blogged the interesting posts by Jason Solomon (Georgia) on value-added law schools. His subsequent posts (here and here) have been equally illuminating, culminating in today's post: Paul Caron, Moneyball, and the Most Important Chart In the History of Legal Education (based on this TaxProf Blog post):
Assessing “value added” on a relative basis by school is not only knowable; we actually know it for many schools. So we just need to present the data in a convenient and user-friendly way for survey respondents, and then the rankings will move for at least a handful of schools, beginning next spring – and then we get our race to the top, beginning next summer. Caron's chart tells us: it can be done. Which is why, in my humble opinion, this chart might well be the most important in the history of legal education.