Monday, January 10, 2011

The AALS Meeting: Summarized

Here is the report of the Chronicle of Higher Education on the AALS January Meeting. The title says it all: “Law Schools Are Urged to Focus More on Practical Skills and Less on Research.”

 Underlying the issue is the problem of the cost of skills training in an era of belt tightening. I understand that many deans are of the opinion that the “golden age of law schools” has ended. How unimaginative of them.  In addition to trying to cut costs, law schools have to find way to increase income without raising tuition.  How about a little entrepreneurial spirit?


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