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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Law Libraries and the Law School Crisis

CornellGenevieve Blake Tung (Rutgers-Camden), Academic Law Libraries and the Crisis in Legal Education, 105 Law Library J. 275 (2013):

Today’s law schools are threatened by declining enrollments and poor job prospects for graduates. Prominent reformers are exposing dysfunctions within the current system and recommending improvements, but many of these proposals misunderstand academic law libraries and their contributions to student and faculty success. This article examines four possible curricular reforms [Expanding Mandatory Experiential Learning, Adding Practitioner Faculty, Instituting Solo Practice Incubators. and Diversifying Law School Models] and suggests ways that law librarians can participate in a comprehensive effort to make legal education more useful.

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