2008, Professor Jason Solomon of Georgia University School of Law, and
Professor Dave Fagundes of Southwestern School of Law, disseminated the
"Best Practices Survey" as part of their "RACE TO THE TOP in
Legal Education Project." This project questions the current dominant
method of evaluating law schools-that is, the reputation-driven U.S. News
& World Report rankings. Part of the project's mission is to
aggregate and generate information that provides an alternative source for
law school evaluation apart from the current reputation-driven regime.
Individual law school survey results can be found on the site. Click
here to read about http://www.racetothetoplaw.com/.
Albany Law School's survey results demonstrate that the vast majority
of Albany Law courses use collaboration to enrich the learning experience,
with 60% of courses reporting some use of small group work in place of the
traditional lecture. Similarly, an outstanding 88% of Albany Law's
professors provide critical feedback to students during their courses to
ensure students are properly focused on course outcomes, with nearly 2/3 of
all courses providing multiple assessment opportunities.