From Monday, Feb. 6 to Wednesday, Feb. 8, scholars on the legal profession from the United States and around the world will post contributions about the implications of economic pressures on the way we teach our students. We hope that a robust exchange will be sparked as readers weigh in with comments. Our goal is to inspire a meaningful conversation about how we can better serve and prepare our students in light of the economic realities they face. Please be sure to check back often!
Rakesh Anand (Syracuse) Considering todays' economic times
Anita Bernstein (Brooklyn) Downturn awareness in class and American law professors as the 99%, fortunate division
Hannah Brenner (Michigan State) Economic realities and gender (in)equality in the legal profession
Ray Campbell (Peking STL) Back to the future: cost control Chinese style and The end of law schools
Paul Campos (Colorado) Do law faculty have an obligation to address the employment crisis in the classroom?
Michael P. Downey (Washington U./St. Louis U.) Gazing upon Medusa? No just making law firm practice transparent to law students and Responding to the structural break requires real change
David Hricik (Mercer) We can't teach skills with subject matter relevant to modern law practice?
Lucy Jewel (John Marshall Atlanta) Rogerian rhetoric and law school cred and Rogerian rhetoric and law school cred part II
Daniel Martin Katz (Michigan State) Training students for the technology-infused law practice of the 21st Century
Renee Newman Knake (Michigan State) Cultivating learners who will invent the future of law practice
Judith Maute (Oklahoma) Law school responsibilities, higher yet for public schools
Jim Milles (SUNY Buffalo)The sick elephant in the room and Unbundling, turf battles, and the decline of law as an information profession
Michele Benedetto Neitz (Golden Gate) Professional responsibility and substance abuse: teaching students how to handle the pressures of law
Richard Painter (Minnesota)It’s time for the ABA to deregulate law schools
Russ Pearce (Fordham) Why Occam’s Razor cuts in favor of making law an undergraduate degree and Two of three Carnegie Reports support the undergraduate law degree
Laurel Rigertas (Northern Illinois) The three year J.D. - Does one-size-fits-all legal education still make sense?
Cassandra Burke Robertson (Case Western) After the student loan arms race: the disruption of hierarchy
Rita Shackel (Sydney) The technological trek - translating economies of legal education into the terrain of professional competencies
Mitchell Simon (New Hampshire) The difficult choices of tuition dependent schools
John Steele (Santa Clara) Developing competence
John Varghese (Government Law College, India) Social dimensions of legal education
Brad Wendel (Cornell) Law schools have a research mission too