Nancy Rapoport is right, as usual. In her most recent polemic against the U.S. News rankings (also previewed on MoneyLaw), Nancy reviews the reasons a law school might consider beginning or ending a part-time program. Without hesitation or reservation, she identifies "the one reason that's not pedagogically valid": "whether a news magazine is going to bump some school up five places or down five places due to the inclusion of the part-time students' median LSATs and UGPAs."
Nancy adds: "Are we so desperate for some sort of numerical validation of our place in this world that we are willing to cede our own sense of what type of educational program is appropriate for our mix of students?" Schools that heed this particular call from the dark side have said, in effect, "we are willing to sell our souls." Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'intrate: you might as well fetch your best price, in exchange for an eternity living out this video.