January 11, 2013
Bloomberg Law: On the five "most influential people In legal education," circa 2012
From Bloomberg Law's YouTube description (with gloss over video below):
National Jurist magazine has released its rankings of the 25 most influential people in legal education, based on a survey of 350 professors and deans. Reformers and innovators top the list.
#5: Kyle McEntee is co-founder of Law School Transparency. The non-profit is dedicated to "fixing the broken economic model that law schools currently operate with."
#4: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California Irvine School of Law, is trying to create the first new elite law school in decades.
#3: Frank Wu, the Dean of University of California Hastings College of the Law, is cutting enrollment, by 20% over 3 years, in response to the lousy job market.
#2: Professor William Henderson of Indiana University School of Law is building a third-year curriculum that would teach lawyering skills to be paid for by law firms, and taught at a consortium of schools.
#1: Leading the list is Professor Brian Tamanaha of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He literally wrote the book on legal academia reform. He told us earlier this year that "we lost our moral compass... and ultimately law schools have to be held responsible for this."
Perhaps Bloomberg Law will interview each of the National Jurist's "Top 5" to find out more about each of the reformers and innovators instead of just glossing over the National Jurist's typical editorial pablum. While four of the five are certainly deserving, some may have issues with #3. See The Wu Recipe for Fixing Legal Education. [JH]
Good suggestion re interviewing the folks National Jurist named to their list. We've done two:
-- Ed Adams, Multimedia Editor, Bloomberg Law
-- Thanks for the heads-up, Ed. Joe
Posted by: Ed Adams | Jan 11, 2013 6:04:41 PM