Wednesday, September 5, 2007
The National Law Journal has an essay by Aaron Twerski on the relevance of legal scholarship. Twerski takes on the charge that "the academy is out of touch" and urges professors to connect with the bench and the bar:
Law schools and the law reviews need to do some serious soul searching. Even when writing about the influence of other disciplines, they need to insist on clear and understandable scholarship that judges and lawyers can utilize in their work. Moreover, the academy needs to aim for greater balance and recognize that there is room for true doctrinal scholarship. Academicians can address different audiences in their writings so that the isolation of the legal academy from the legal profession will diminish.