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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Millennials In The Legal Academy: 'Innovative Narcissists Lead The Way'

Ashley Krenelka Chase (Stetson), Upending the Double Life of Law Schools: Millennials in the Legal Academy, 43 U. Dayton L. Rev. ___ (2018):

This article discusses Holloway and Friedland’s vision of the law school of 2025 [The Double Life of Law Schools, 68 Case W. Res. L. Rev. ___ (2018)], with a focus on the need for technology education and a cultural shift in the legal Academy and the law school curriculum. It surveys the landscape of millennials as both students and employees, briefly describing their strengths and weaknesses in both arenas.

Finally, this article brings the discussion together, describing benefits the law school of 2025 will receive by welcoming Millennials into the Academy, and will predict the changes legal education can expect with an innovative group of narcissists leading the way.

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Quote: "Finally, this article brings the discussion together, describing benefits the law school of 2025 will receive by welcoming Millennials into the Academy, and will predict the changes legal education can expect with an innovative group of narcissists leading the way."

The benefits? Welcoming them? An innovative group of narcissists leading the way?

Here's the definition: Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's own attributes.

I fail to see any benefits from such people, any reason to welcome them, and I doubt someone so obsessed with themselves is likely to be innovative, much less someone to be followed. Lawyers already have enough trouble getting respect. Following the "lead" of narcissists pursuing their own gratification won't help.

How can anyone have a mind this vacuous?

Posted by: Michael W. Perry | Jun 6, 2018 6:30:29 AM