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
Date Written: 2001
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
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