LAW SCHOOLS

Deans differ on boycott proposal

Some support it; others say not participating will make things worse.

, The National Law Journal

In response to a recent call to boycott the popular U.S. News & World Report survey of law schools, several deans said they wish it were that easy to make the list go away. Even if the deans were able to act in concert in refusing to provide information for what the vast majority of them say is a flawed instrument, many say that the situation would be the same — or worse. The notion of getting rid of the rankings "is whistling in the wind," said Lawrence Ponoroff, dean of Tulane University Law School.

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