Biddle Law Library Speaker Series: Prof. Amanda Watson on Ranking Legal Scholarship
Years before the current round of rankings upheaval, U.S. News announced a potential new scholarly impact ranking in partnership with HeinOnline. This gave new urgency to the debate about whether legal scholarly impact could or should be measured. The U.S. News plan was quietly shelved but left many questions in its wake about future work in law scholarly ranking. Professor Watson’s work examines the failed ranking, the questions that remain, and the path forward.
Professor Amanda Watson is the Director of the University of Houston Law Library as well as an Assistant Professor of Law and an Associate Librarian. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of law libraries and technology.
This program has been approved for 1.0 Substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit can make a payment via cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania on the day of the event or prior to the event via credit card via the online registration link in the amount of $40.00 ($20.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys).