July 8, 2005

"Have you ever wondered who graduated #2?"

Gordon Smith writes:
It is well known that William Rehnquist graduated #1 and Sandra Day O'Connor graduated #3 in the Stanford Law School class of 1952. Have you ever wondered who graduated #2?
He's got the answer.


chuck_b said...

What's up with all the confusion on the matter...? Why doesn't someone just ask Stanford? Is class standing secret information a school can't divulge?

Ann Althouse said...

I don't know, but today, most law schools do not make rank in class public. Students don't know their rank in class unless they receive an award, perhaps, for placing first or second. And there is federal law forbidding disclosing material in students' records.