Friday, January 6, 2017
- ABA Journal, Harvard law dean will leave her post
- ABA Journal, Judge tosses consumer fraud claims against Arizona Summit Law School
- ABA Journal, Law prof who wore blackface violated school's anti-discrimination policies, report finds
- Above the Law, Charlotte School Of Law Should Be More Transparent, Immediately
- Above the Law, Without Access To Federal Loans, Charlotte Law Tries To Get Students To Transfer To Florida Coastal Law
- Paul Caron (Pepperdine), The Top 10 Legal Education Stories of 2016
- Charlotte Observer, Students: Charlotte School of Law to announce fate of classes this week
- George Dent (Case Western), Association of American Law Schools: Conservatives Not Welcome
- David Frakt (Faculty Lounge), Some Thoughts on the California Bar Exam
- Paul Horwitz (Alabama), The AALS Annual Meeting: A Partial Defense and Some Mild Reform Proposals--Part I: "Why Law Matters?!?"
- Robert Kuehn (Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Washington University), Do Law Schools Adequately Prepare Students For Practice? Surveys Say . . . No!
- Matt Leichter (The Last Gen X American), 2016: Full-Time Private Law School Tuition Up 2.7 Percent
- Deborah Jones Merritt (Ohio State), Bloomberg Law op-ed: If Women Dominate Men in Diplomas, Why Not JDs?
- Philadelphia Inquirer, With Revenue Down, Drexel "Withholds" Merit Raises
- Darren Rosenblum (Pace Law School), New York Times op-ed: Leave Your Laptops at the Door to My Classroom
- Albert Yoon (Toronto), Academic Tenure, 13 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 428 (2016)
Post of the Week: Robert Kuehn (Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Washington University), Do Law Schools Adequately Prepare Students For Practice? Surveys Say . . . No!. This article shows the progress, or more accurately the lack of progress, that law schools have made since the Carnegie Report and Best Practices.
It has now been almost ten years since the publications of the Carnegie Report and Best Practices for Legal Education. Both these reports called for significant changes in legal education. Yet the details of Professor Kuehn's post show that law schools still have a long way to go in providing their students with the best education. Many are working hard to reform legal education, but everyone in legal education must do so if we are to turn out the lawyers needed for the 21st Century.