Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Rethinking law schools" with Professor Brian Tamanaha and Dean Lawrence Mitchell

It's a webcast radio show featuring Professor Tamanaha, author of Failing Law Schools, and Dean Mitchell of Case Western (who took some heat for his recent NYT editorial "Law School is Worth the Money") discussing the future of legal ed.  The following is a synopsis from the radio station's website or click here for a much detailed summary courtesy of the blog An Associate's Mind.

Law schools are in trouble. Applications are at a 30-year low and rising tuitions have led to high student debt.  A weak job market has meant that many graduates can’t find a good job to make payments on those loans.  All this has spurred a debate about what law school should be, and possible ways to reform it. Today, rethinking law school.  First, guest host, Tracey Matisak, talks with Washington University law professor, Brian Tamanaha, about his book, “Failing Law Schools.” Then Lawrence Mittchell, Dean of Case Western Reserve Law School, gives us a different perspective on the value of a legal education.


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