Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Because of our concerns about minority enrollment and innovation/creativity in legal education, a new book should be an interesting read for ASP professionals. The book is titled The Gathering Peasants' Revolt in American Legal Education and is written by two Massachusetts School of Law Andover faculty: Dean Lawrence Velvel and Assistant Professor Kurt Olson. The publisher is Doukathsan Press.
Sherwood Ross, the media consultant for the law school, reports in a press release that the book challenges the ABA in a number of areas (including the two mentioned above) regarding how its policies affect legal education. According to Ross, seven deans from ABA-accredited law schools are quoted in the book on how specific ABA policies are detrimental to legal education. The press release quotes the authors as saying that "all missions but the one approved by the ABA" are stifled. Massachusetts School of Law Andover is currently not accredited by the ABA.
Thanks to Terence Cook, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment, here at Tech Law for the press release. (Amy Jarmon)