Legal Education Reform: Week in Review

LST’s weekly roundup of legal education reform stories and blog posts

Elephant in the Room – Concerns abound as the AALS conference panels largely ignore the looming law school crisis. Original article by Libby A. Nelson from Inside Higher Ed.

AALS hears words of caution from departing dean – Ex-New York Law School dean warns deans and professors that change is coming whether they like it or not. Original article by Karen Sloan from The National Law Journal.

ABA head has little sympathy for jobless lawyers – ABA president William Robinson shows everybody how out of touch he is. Original article by David Ingram from Reuters.

Crisis or Opportunity? – A brief description of an AALS conference workshop dedicated to the future of the legal profession and legal education. Original article by Libby A. Nelson from Inside Higher Ed.

What They See, What They Get – Admissions officers reflect on the ethics and realities of student recruitment. Original article by Libby A. Nelson from Inside Higher Ed.

Legal education under fire from critics – A good synopsis of the last year in legal education reform. Original article by Don J. DeBenedictis from the LA Daily Journal.

Law professors dismayed at ‘out of touch’ comments by ABA pres – Law professors react to ABA president William Robinson’s clueless comments about legal education. Original article by Moira Herbst and David Ingram from Reuters.

A prescription for law schools: Go back to the basics, return to ‘terra firma’ – Judge José Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2d Circuit offers his thoughts on legal education reform, including job prospects transparency and curriculum changes. Original article by Karen Sloan from The National Law Journal.

[California] Bar considers practical experience requirement for would-be lawyers – State Bar of California creates a task force to explore whether to require more practical experience for bar admission. Original article by Don J. DeBenedictis from the LA Daily Journal.

Applying the alternative fee model to law school tuition – Attorney makes three suggestions to improve legal education. Original article by Ari L. Kaplan in The National Law Journal.