Interesting note

June 17, 2004 | 5 comments
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I just noticed this post over at the Mirror of Justice, discussing an article by Monte Stewart and Dennis Tolley which suggests that scholars undervalue the scholarly production of conservative religious law schools, and (it appears from the post) the faculty of these schools. The findings are certainly interesting. The authors also note that their research indicates that BYU is the second most conservative of the religiously affiliated law schools.

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5 Responses to Interesting note

  1. Jordan Fowles on June 17, 2004 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks for a link to an interesting post!

  2. lyle on June 17, 2004 at 5:00 pm

    as usual, kaimi delivers the best of (nearly) everything. :)

    the real interesting part though is…’why’ is there a statistically significant difference?

  3. Gordon Smith on June 18, 2004 at 6:28 pm

    Kaimi, There is a follow-up post at Mirror from Michael Perry noting that Emory is not a religiously affliated law school. I have not seen the study, but they seem to include a number of law schools whose religious affliation is purely nominal and probably unknown to most of the respondents to the U.S. News survey. From the blog post, the point of the article seems to be that religiously affiliated law schools are not getting their due from other academics. This is worse than BYU football fans complaining about anti-BYU bias from sports reporters. I am not claiming that bias doesn’t exist, just that BYU should focus on producing a good product rather than complaining about how people receive their product.

  4. Kristine on June 18, 2004 at 7:12 pm

    And here’s a (strained, I admit) T&S connection–Dennis Tolley was my home teacher when I was 4.

  5. Monte Stewart on June 23, 2004 at 3:28 pm

    For easy access to the Stewart & Tolley article in pdf format, you can go to http://statweb.byu.edu/tolley/usnews/ and click on “Research.”