Pepperdine Co-Hosts Interactive Program On Measuring Employment Success With 130 Law Schools
December 5, 2017 | Pepperdine Law was honored to be one of six regional law school sites (along with Cardozo, John Marshall (Chicago), New Mexico, Suffolk, and Villanova) participating in a half-day interactive discussion on Measuring Employment Success: ABA Reporting and the U.S. News Effect organized by Deans Laura Rosenbury (Florida) and Bo Rutledge (Georgia) and hosted at the University of Florida. 180 deans and career service professionals from 130 law schools took part (as did Barry Courier (ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar), Jim Leipold (NAALP), and Kyle McEntee (Law School Transparency).
Deans across the country convened to discuss a recent proposal by the American Bar Association to change employment outcome reporting. Dean Rosenbury said, "This event provided an opportunity for deans and career services professionals to discuss these issues in-depth. We are all committed to transparent reporting of employment outcomes, and we rely on ABA regulations to provide this critical consumer information in a consistent manner. This data is also used by U.S. News and other organizations to rank law schools, however, so it is important to analyze the consequences of any proposed change."
Pepperdine hosted 18 participants, including Deans Jennifer Mnookin (UCLA) and Andrew Guzman (USC) and career service professionals from Arizona, Barry, California Western, Concordia, Gonzaga, Loyola-L.A., San Diego, Southwestern, UC-Irvine, and USC.