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Much like the swallows returning to Capistrano, every spring we are treated to a new ranking of law schools by U.S. News.  Those rankings strike terror in the hearts and minds of deans and admissions officers, because students, alumni, and central administrations pay a lot of attention to them.  And every year we hear law school officials — and many others — decrying the reliance on those rankings.

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Alfred L. Brophy

Afred L. Brophy is the Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill. He teaches in the ares of property, trusts and estates, remedies, and legal history.

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