Fantasy Law School League

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9 Responses

  1. Eric Goldman says:

    The demerit for high blogging volume is too funny! Eric.

  2. Brilliant! More suggestions:

    NYT or WSJ quote: 2 points

    LAT or WaPo quote: 1 point

    USA Today: -1 point

  3. Dave Hoffman says:

    This is fantastic. Except that I think you are over-weighting books (at least, new editions of an old casebook shouldn’t be worth 5 “ordinary” law review articles).

    I am on board with the multiplier idea.

    How about extra points if the prof. moves laterally to a “higher ranked” school?

  4. Joe Liu says:

    Excellent suggestions for the newspaper quotes and the over-weighting of new editions of casebooks.

    As for lateral moves, if we were trying to be more realistic, we could give the leading schools the ability to unilaterally poach from lagging schools. This would upset the competitive balance of the league, though. To compensate, we could require some kind of large transfer payment in points, thereby increasing the risk of such a move.

  5. Mike Madison says:

    You’ll need to put some thought into how you group schools, i.e., conferences and divisions.

    Also, why does gaming downloads result in a forfeit? Shouldn’t the penalty lie with the individual rather than the school?

  6. Perhaps we will need a penalty schedule for download gaming, a la the NFL’s drug program. Perhaps a faculty member found in violation of the league’s SSRN policy will have to sit out two submission seasons for a first time violation, 4 for the second violation, and a lifetime ban for the third?

  7. OK, when I made my comment, I didn’t realize that Bill Sjostrom was quoted in the USA Today — today. FWIW, Bill — no one quoted me today. Well, I quoted myself to a few people, but it didn’t catch on.

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