Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Prof. John Sonsteng recently published A Legal Education Renaissance. You can download the paper and join a conversation about the project and its recommendations here. The abstract follows.--Counseller
A Legal Education Renaissance suggests a model for change and provides answers to criticism of the current system by addressing curriculum, teaching, faculty, and costs. It offers a realistic, achievable solution that fits within the guidelines that govern legal education institutions. The perspectives and recommendations are presented with the intent of encouraging discussion about the future of modern legal education.
The proposed legal education model dramatically changes the structure and content of the curriculum, uses modern learning and teaching techniques, changes the makeup of the faculty and reduces costs while addressing the diverse needs of today’s students.