Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education met last weekend and considered sweeping changes to the law school curriculum. Among the ideas discussed was including more experiential learning—a topic that relates directly to what we legal writing professors do. The Task Force also considered more radical changes in legal education, including cutting course work to two years. If cuts come, law schools will need fewer professors, and lower-status professors--including some legal writing professors--may be the most vulnerable, a point that should concern those in our field.