By way of explanation, I am, unlike my partner in crime here, Karen, a
disloyal alumnus of the Northwestern University School of Law. The years
I spent there were the worst three of my life (which, no doubt, poisons
my attitude towards the great city of Chicagah), and if I could I'd give
back my J.D. (eagerly) if I could disavow any connection with the school.
Therefore, imagine how tickled I was to stumble across this (.pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required) over at The Leiter Reports. It's good to see that there are Northwestern law students who haven't been assimilated into the collective.
Basically, this appears to be a newsletter item detailing the intentions of Northwestern Law Dean David VanZandt, intoxicated with the success of his New Strategic Plan to push Northwestern Law School into the top ten in the U.S. News and World Reports law school rankings, to implement a Newer, More Strategic Plan, which has as its goal to push Northwestern's ranking into the USNAWR top 5.
Here's a graph detailing a critical part of Dean VanZandt's plan:
Of course, that's an important factor in determining a law school's U.S. News ranking. But I think that most Northwestern law students and alums are going to really get behind the new law school logo:
"Go U, Northwestern!"
Len on 02.03.05 @ 12:47 PM CST