Over at Leiter, Michael Simkovic - co-author (with Frank McIntyre) of the article The Economic Value of a Law Degree - is doing some in-depth blogging on his article, the methodology, and the critiques. He gives an overview to the ongoing discussion - filled with links here. He responds to the folks at Above the Law here. And he gets extremely detailed in taking on Brian Tamanaha's criticism here and here. I can't help feeling that the pre-commitments of the law school critics are so powerful that this study has thrown them for a loop. I wonder whether Campos and Tamanaha would have more equanimity about the methodology if they didn't have such a horse in this race.