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Ridiculously Unscientific Ranking: SSRN February Edition

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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  1. Why should we not be basing our totally unscientific responses to the USNWR “peer evluation” survey on these SSRN rankings, as opposed to (1) gut instinct, (2) student quality, (3) echo chamber reiteration of last year’s USNWR rank, or (4) some other guide? Especially for schools with which one is unfamiliar, it seems to me that these ranks should for many schools become the default “peer estimation” ranking. Why should this not be the case?