Friday, March 22, 2019
Something to think about: There has been a lot of controversy concerning U.S. News's proposal to create "citation" rankings. One argument that many of my colleagues have been making is that excluding skills faculty from the rankings is discriminatory because the majority of legal writing professors and clinicians are women. In addition, U.S. News's proposal furthers the divide between doctrinal and skills faculty. In recent years, most law schools have done a good job of making their faculties a unified whole. Why should we let U.S. News do damage to this progress?