This has been reposted in (almost) its entirety with permission from Professor Henderson.
This is a good synopsis of the last year in legal education. We expect scrutiny to be just as critical and widespread in 2012.
Transcript from William Robinson’s August 2011 video on law school transparency:
In America, we have absolutely the best system of legal education anywhere in the world. We also have some of the best students in the world. And we have in this country a wonderful opportunity to practice law in a free democracy.
In the face of current economic realities, the ABA supports making financial and job information complete and transparent for students and the public. We want to assure, in working closely with our deans and dedicated faculty members, that these students get all of the needed information to make informed decisions.
We want them to be comfortable that when they take on debt they understand the terms and the dimensions and the responsibilities that go along with that debt.
Neither do we, Ms. Prager. The lack of law school transparency is indicative of great problems, and these problems will be impossible to ignore much longer.