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Monday, April 29, 2013

ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education: 'A Meeting of the Executive Officers of the Titanic'

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If Richard Vedder is advocating a 2 year option, you can bet it's a bad idea.

The guy has a long track record of getting everything wrong, almost always for ideological reasons (either his own, or those of his financial sponsors)

Posted by: Anon | Apr 30, 2013 5:45:34 AM

Thanks for this post. It's nice to have a glimpse of what's transpiring. I worry about the emphasis on technology-as important and useful as it is. I will be presenting "Innovation in Education: What's Love 2.0 Got To Do With IT?" in May at the Gruter Institute for Law & Behavioral Research Squaw Valley Conference. While many folks emphasize tech, I will emphasize the 3 Ms: meditation, mindfulness, and mentoring. The neuroscientific, psychosocial, and physiological benefits of these methods in combination with education are now irrefutable. I encourage the ABA to consider them, if it has not already doing so. I also suggest that we need to rethink how we "do" law. Cooperation, accommodation, and partnership offer more cost effective solutions than our traditional models of conflict resolution. Stay tuned for a CAP on costs. Again, thanks for the post. Jennifer

Posted by: Jennifer Drobac | Apr 30, 2013 7:15:59 AM

The Titanic metaphor is perfect. That group won't be solving anything.

The internet has trashed every information-providing industry from music to newspapers to the practice of law. Higher education is next, particularly graduate education. The only surprise is that it's taken this long.

Posted by: Jack Bogdanski | Apr 30, 2013 11:55:42 PM