Making and Breaking Rank: Some Thoughts on Recent Canadian Law School Surveys

Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, Vol. 20, pp. 311-330

20 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2010 Last revised: 6 Mar 2014

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Margot E. Young

University of British Columbia (UBC) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

The recent emergence of various surveys evaluating Canadian law schools has introduced greater notions of rank among these law schools. Three different types of law school surveys can be identified. Collectively and individually, these surveys threaten a number of normative goals for legal education: humanistic professionalism, pluralistic legal education and diversity. While it is important to acknowledge the need for accountability, it is essential, as well, that legal educators think carefully about what values and perspectives ought to underpin such evaluation.

Keywords: Law Schools, Evaluation, Surveys

Suggested Citation

Young, Margot E., Making and Breaking Rank: Some Thoughts on Recent Canadian Law School Surveys (2001). Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, Vol. 20, pp. 311-330 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1586520

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