Rutgers, South Dakota tops for clerkships; Richmond criticized over ad

It was a GOOD week for ...

Graduates seeking judicial clerkships, after U.S. News & World Report released the State and Local Judicial Clerkship Rankings. Rutgers School of Law — Camden held the top ranking with 39 percent of its 2011 graduates employed with a judicial clerkship. The University of South Dakota School of Law also held a spot as one of the best in the country, ranked fifth nationally with 27 percent of its 2011 graduates employed as state and local judicial clerks.

It was a BAD week for ...

Innovative advertising, after The University of Richmond School of Law released a text-message style advertisement which received a lot of flak from the law school community. The advertisement, written in text lingo, features some of the University of Richmond’s statistics, including LSAT scores, its U.S. News & World Report ranking and information regarding its acceptance rate. The ad closes with its now infamous catch phrase, “Dude, Richmond Law!”