Saturday, December 21, 2002 :::
LAW SCHOOLS play an inestimable role in American intellectual and political life, as they educate so many of the best students (many of whom never practice law, but instead go off to politics, finance, journalism, teaching, and private and public sector management). But what do they learn there? What kind of people do they become? Is it a good thing that so many of the best American college students choose to go to law school? All seniors who have anxiously sent off their law school applications this Fall (and their parents) should read this essay by a law professor at Arizona State.
WE ARE HONORED. Giants & Dwarfs gets a mention in MSNBC's "Best of the Blogs" -- which comes with a gentle warning that academic "blogs have a way of drying up, as the year’s workload gets heavy." Don't worry, as soon as end-of-year commitments dissipate, this blog will start posting at the usual rate again.
PROF. RUTH WISSE (Harvard) seeks to answer the painful question of how American colleges got so anti-Semitic in recent years. Perhaps more accurately the question ought to be why college authorities allow anti-Semitism to be expressed so shamelessly.