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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Raising the Bar on Law School Data Reporting

Christopher Polchin (J.D. 2013, Penn State), Comment, Raising The “Bar” on Law School Data Reporting: Solutions to the Transparency Problem, 117 Penn St. L. Rev. 201 (2012):

The difficult legal job market has brought attention to the reporting practices of law schools regarding their graduates’ employment data. Allegations have emerged that this employment data is highly misleading. This Comment outlines the nature of the law school reporting problem and the competitive environment that gave rise to it. In addition, this Comment examines possible solutions to the data problem, particularly the availability of civil remedies in tort for aggrieved students. Finally, this Comment addresses multiple alternatives that would provide increased clarity in law schools’ employment data.

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Sorry, but I can't read a study that repeats "data...is" ad nauseam.

Posted by: Jimbino | Nov 21, 2012 10:19:43 AM

When journal articles start reciting specific causes of action (see "Law Deans in Jail" as well) the curtain is starting to come down on a disgraceful period in the history of legal education.

Good.

Posted by: cas127 | Nov 21, 2012 10:21:44 AM

"Sorry, but I can't read a study that repeats "data...is" ad nauseam."

So, if I understand you correctly (you are pretty oblique), by virtue of a grammatical faux pas (data...is, instead of data...are), you are going to dismiss the empirical research implicating the legal academy in fraud?

This is pretty much the definition of academic pedantry (not to mention fiscal and ethical pederasty).

Posted by: cas127 | Nov 21, 2012 1:09:40 PM