Professor Brown on current law school rankings: we need a new standard
By Emory University School of Law | Emory Law | April 15, 2013
"The question that needs to be asked is: What makes for successful lawyers in the 21st century and how would a new rankings system reward law schools that did the job well? Although U.S. News does not seem to care, lawyers, law schools and consumers should. The current market for lawyers rewards value added.
“Given this, law schools must develop leaders who are problem solvers and collaborative workers—leaders who have the integrity to say no when no one in the room wants to hear it. If a rankings system could take that into account, society as a whole would be better off."
Professor Brown is also Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.