Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Blackbook's Top Law Prof. Competition (Rd. 3)

The third and final round of the first annual Blackbook Top Law Prof. Competition is here! Round 2 was remarkably close. We received well over 200 votes, and the top five were separated by just a few votes. In fact, only two votes separated the eighth ranked competitor from the fifth ranked...

But, of course, only five professors move on to Round 3; and those five are:

1) Peter Smith (GWU)
2) Aaron Twerski (Brooklyn)
3) Richard Epstein (NYU/UChicago)
4) Catherine Struve (Penn)
5) Tobias Wolff (Penn)

Good luck to all! We'll announce the winner in a week's time.


  1. This seems skewed based on this blog's editor's life histories, no?

  2. @ 2:21--

    That's plainly the case, and I made the same point to a co-contributor the other day. It should be no surprise that a large volume of our most enthusiastic readers are former (and current) classmates.

    Having said that, many of the professors who received more than three votes (and were thus included in Round 2) were professors that did not teach at a school attended by a Blackbook Legal editor. So I don't think the sample bias is as bad as it may seem at first blush.

    In any event, the competition is just for fun.


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