Walter Williams Writes About Success of GMU Basketball and Law School
In his column in The Washington Times, Professor Walter Williams focuses on the similarities between the spirit of entrepreneurship evident in Coach Jim Larranaga's approach to recruiting gifted but overlooked players for his basketball team and the university's similar spirit in building its economics department and law program.
What's With GMU?, The Washington Times, April 6, 2006. By Walter E. Williams.
"In 1986, Henry Manne was offered the deanship at our law school. At the time, the law school was less than nondescript, with most of the faculty having only a tangential relationship with the school. Mr. Manne was given complete control over hiring and firing. He hired legal scholars, established the Law & Economics Center and laid the groundwork for GMU Law School to become a first-rate law school. Today, GMU Law School is in the nation's top tier of law schools. According to the latest U.S. News & World Report's 'America's Best Graduate Schools 2007,' GMU Law School ranks 37th among 193 law schools. One uniqueness of our law school is that its professors revere and respect the U.S. Constitution."