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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Legal education...not exactly progressive

Read this interesting piece about some changes being considered at some of the nation's elite law schools. It also mentions a recent Carnegie Foundation study on legal education.

It's humorous how little change has occurred in legal education over time. Here's a quote:

“When you haven’t changed your curriculum in 150 years, at some point you look around,” said Elena Kagan, the dean of Harvard Law.

The piece talks about the use of greater clinical education and changes to first year curriculum to include statutory interpretation. My $.02 are maybe some of the elite "name" schools aren't the place to be for the best and most relevant legal education.


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