Monday, August 25, 2008

Proposed New Method of Law School Ranking

What is the salary of the alumni? That is the sincerest form of valuation by the public. A second track for low paid specialties would ask, what is the budget for which the alumnus is responsible? That is a second best measure of the quality for the government worker.

By either valid and sincere measure, the Yale graduate is likely at the bottom of the barrel of real value to the public. So, some Mississippi divorce lawyer provides far more value to the public than a Supreme Court Justice by this measurement. At the intuitive level, that seems absolutely correct. The family destroyer is doing far less damage than the nation destroyer on the Supreme Court.