A recent story in The New York Times,Is Law School a Losing Game?” is creating a great deal of buzz in the legal community, at law schools, and among current and prospective law school students—particularly about the implications of poor job prospects for newly minted law school grads.

There have been ongoing questions of the validity of employment statistics that some law schools annually report to the American Bar Association (ABA) for accreditation purposes, the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), and then to U.S. News, which uses these same employment statistics in the Best Law Schools rankings. In the Times article, I am quoted as saying “it would be preferable if the ABA took a leadership role” in demanding better data from law schools.

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