Law professors and deans often wonder whether their work can have a real impact on the world’s problems. As I was going through my mail on Friday, I came up with a great way for all of us in legal academia to help our environment and demonstrate our commitment to green policies.
Quit sending me brochures about your law school. I don’t vote in the U.S. News & World Report survey. Nor do I know anyone who does. I’m willing to stipulate that your school is the best in the nation. And I’m sure your faculty is comprised of the bravest, warmest, and most wonderful human beings in the world. All of the stuff that you send me does not Pass Go, does not collect $200, and goes straight in the trash. I know that the law school rankings create incentives for this sort of behavior, but please — enough already.