Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Last Sunday, I linked to a New York Times article critical of law school economics, which was focused on New York Law School. Dean Matasar has replied here. I think Dean Matasar makes some very good points. Elsewhere, I have read that some are questioning why law schools are being attacked while other programs, like medical schools and graduate programs, are not. It is very true that the economy is affecting jobs in all fields. I do, however, think that we need to reconsider whether we are doing the best for our students, particularly in the area of transparency.
P.S. I would again like to emphasize my strong support for the changes NYLS is making in its legal skills program. It has provided a model that all schools should follow.
(hat tip: Sue Liemer)