Top Ten Ranking Brian Leiter's Law School Rankings

 ¶  APPENDIX B: Instructions to Evaluators, 2003-04
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Please review the faculty lists that follow with care. After reviewing each list, you will be asked to undertake two separate evaluations.

First, you should give your opinion of the intellectual quality and scholarly accomplishments of the faculty as a whole using the following scale:

Excellent 5.0
Strong 4.0
Good 3.0
Adequate 2.0
Weak 1.0

In this evaluation, you will, inevitably, need to rely in part on your sense of the faculty’s reputation. Do not fill in any blanks for faculties you feel you do not know well enough, either through direct acquaintance or through reputation.

Using the same scale, as above, you should also give your opinion of the intellectual quality of faculty work in the fields in which you work. You will be able to evaluate the quality of faculty work in eleven different fields, broadly defined as follows:

Administrative & Environmental Law
Business Law areas (incl. commercial law, corporate law, securities regulation, antitrust)
Civil Procedure (incl. evidence, conflicts, complex litigation)
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law & Procedure
Critical Theories (incl. Critical Race Theory, feminist legal theory, critical legal studies)
International & Comparative Law
Law & Economics
Law & Philosophy
Law & the Social Sciences (incl. anthropology, political science, psychology, sociology)
Legal History

Obviously, these categories are somewhat crude, but they nonetheless demarcate fields in which evaluators are likely to have expertise and where they can give meaningful evaluations based on first-hand knowledge of faculty scholarship. You should provide evaluations for as many areas as you have first-hand competence to evaluate.

The faculty lists that follow reflect, to the best of present knowledge, the shape of the faculties for 2003-04. The lists are based, first, on the list of non-emeritus tenured and tenure-track academic faculty in the 2002-03 AALS Directory. (Where possible, clinical and legal writing faculty are excluded from the faculty lists.) This information was updated with (1) information from school web sites, and (2) information about faculty moves that are scheduled to transpire for fall 2003. Note that you will not be able to evaluate the school from which you received your highest law degree or the school at which you teach.

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