Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Going head to head

Jeff Yates offers this fantastic suggestion:
Moot courtWith law school ranking techniques being perennially popular and Moneyball type analyses gaining ground, what might be another way of assessing the relative capabilities of a law school’s students and graduates?

It seems to me that it would be great if we had this situation in which law schools had student teams that competed against other law schools’ student teams from across the nation in tournaments which showed off their lawyering and advocacy skills. Wow! That would provide us with some valuable and statistically verifiable assessment of how well a law school’s students might perform after graduating.

Head to head law school competition -- what a great source of information for law school rankings like US News & World Report or Leiter’s rankings. Too bad that this situation does not exist -- oh wait, actually it does exist, they’re called “moot court competitions.”
Hat tip to Nancy Rapoport.

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