Thursday, June 9, 2011

Liberal Arts Learning for Legal Education?

The Carnegie Foundation has just published Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession. Here is its thesis:

Business education for undergraduates, however, is too often narrow, fails to challenge students to question assumptions, think creatively, or to understand the place of business in larger institutional contexts. These are the results of a national study of undergraduate business education undertaken by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, reported in this book. The book describes the efforts of a diverse set of institutions to address these limitations by supporting the best elements of liberal arts learning integrated with students’ learning of business disciplines in order to develop wise, ethically grounded professional judgment.

Does this argument also apply to legal education?


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