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Symposium: Wendy Espeland (Northwestern University) "Rankled by the Rankings: The Effects of Media Rankings on Legal Education"

Event Date: 
Monday, January 26, 2004 to Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Symposium:
Wendy Espeland
(Northwestern University)
"Rankled by the Rankings: The Effects of Media Rankings on Legal Education"

Colloquium: January 26
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Student Center, Emerald Bay D
Light Lunch provided.

Workshop: January 27
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Student Center, Aliso Room
Refreshments provided.

Wendy Nelson Espeland is associate professor of sociology at Northwestern University. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1992. She works in the areas of culture, law, and organizations. She is currently working on a book (with Mitchell Stevens) on commensuration and the process of turning qualitative distinctions into numbers. In 1998 she published The Struggle for Water: Politics, Rationality, and Identity
with the University of Chicago Press, which investigates how conceptions of what it means to be rational arise, and how these inform people's identities and politics.

The workshop is a seminar discussion of "Commensuration and Cognition: How Numbers Direct Attention" led by Wendy Espeland (Northwestern University).Co-sponsored by the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and the Department of Sociology.