November 20, 2006

"Sager is subtle, fast and deep. You should hire him."

Ronald Dworkin demonstrates how to get away with writing an incredibly short recommendation letter.


Ron said...

If Sager were trying to procure the position of "Department Submarine", he looks like the right guy. Otherwise, more info please!

Simon said...

I read his (Sager's) book Justice in Plainclothes last year, but now realize I don't remember anything about it. It was clearly, um, memorable.

paul a'barge said...

Nice that t.u. might become a preeminent law school, but could Sager maybe do something to cut down on all the Liberals moving to Texas?

Austin is bad enough as it is, and we're all tired from all the fly swatting we have to do as it is.

Tibore said...

Having once been responsible in the hiring process and suffering through all sorts of inane, vanilla, platitude-repeating recommendations, I can actually appreciate something original that's also straight to the point. Although that specific recommendation - being "suble, fast, and deep" - would be no help for the positions I used to conduct interviews for (well, maybe the "fast" part), but I'd still appreciate the economy of the statement.

Word verif: mndskqer. "I recommend Mr. X, because he's a mind squeeker.

No Mr. Hiring agent, I don't know what that means... what, you don't care for simple, short recommendations?..."

The partisan moderate said...

I would just like to say that the rise of NYU Law School has been greatly exaggerated. While NYU is now considered amongst the top-five law schools in the country, it has been a top law school for quite some time now.

Although I don't have the link, the first US News and World Report ranking of law schools which came out in the 1980's had NYU ranked as eight.

While in the law school world, where it is hard to move up considerably in the rankings, a move from 8 ot 4 is pretty good, I do feel the contributions of Sexton and others has been slightly exaggerated.

While Sager and Sexton definitely deserve credit, people in the legal community and elsewhere should realize that NYU has been a top school for quite some time now.