Monday, January 14, 2019
Disruptive Leadership in Legal Education by Nicholas A. Mirkay and Palma Joy Strand.
Disruptive leaders who reorient institutional culture, Walker observed, necessarily “embrace conflict, are ruthlessly direct, and intellectually irreverent.” Theoretically there is a “gradual way to renovate a proud old institution,” but change rarely unfolds that way. Rather, “[h]istory shows that it usually comes down to one determined individual—someone who bursts through the door swinging a 7-iron.”
"Legal education is ripe for disruption because the legal profession and law itself are ripe for disruption. The crisis in legal education reflects an increasing mismatch between the limited services that law and lawyers provide and vast and acute societal needs for legal services."