George Mason dean attacked in class; Chapman says state economy to blame for its drop in US News

It was a GOOD week for...

In class demonstrations, after a George Mason Unviversity Law professor was pepper-sprayed during class by a man who attempted to make a citizen's arrest. Professor Tyler Cowen was teaching a class on vigilantism when a man jumped on a desk and demanded a citizen's arrest. Members of the class thought the event was staged at first due to the nature of the class's material. Police later arrested the suspect outside the school.

It was a BAD week for...

Accepting blame, after Tom Campbell, dean of Chapman University School of Law, said his school dropped from 104 to 140 in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings because of California's poor economy. 

"The slow recovery of California's economy, compared with the rest of the nation, has had a deleterious effect on all of us, once again; and its particularly cruel to our students, who are punished twice: once by the difficulty of getting a job, and a second time by falling US News rankings of thier law school," Campbell said in an email sent to deans of other California schools in an effort to rally them to get behind a proposal for change. Campbell asked U.S. News to consider the state's employment prospects in its ranking system.