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Alli Gerkman
Chairman Emeritus of Duane Morris recently asked how, if tables were turned, students might grade their law schools. He ends with five suggestions for schools to improve, including a two-year plan, a three-year plan with advanced classes in a second discipline, business training, practical training, and internships...
Alli Gerkman
This opinion piece by ALM's editor-in-chief argues that change in legal education won't be driven by universities, professors, students or employers, but rather by the client community and the organized bar (specifically, the American Bar Association). Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
Some law schools, including City University of New York (CUNY) , are offering "solo incubators" to support recent graduates who are launching solo practices. CUNY's program offers office space and access to experienced solo practitioners. Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
Professor David Thomson, whose Course Portfolio for a discovery class is available here , wrote a guest post for CBA-CLE Legal Connection, discussing the Carnegie Report, his own experience as a young lawyer, and why he created this course. Click here to read the post.
Robert J. Rhee
Recently, Brad Borden and I wrote a paper titled “The Law School Firm” (forthcoming South Carolina Law Review). The article idea is simple: Law schools should own and operate affiliated law firms where graduating students go to get trained in the practice of law for a fixed duration, similar to a judicial clerkship or...
Alli Gerkman
IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis responds to questions from the ABA Journal about Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers: "Traditional law classes featuring a professor at a podium directing questions at students may work in the first year when students need to understand legal theory, but by the second and third...
Alli Gerkman
The New York Times laments the growing justice gap and looks to bridge it through increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation, required pro bono, and reformed legal education that allows students to gain experience in public advocacy. Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which gave rise to Educating Lawyers and its findings and recommendations for legal education reform, recognized the launch of Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers. Click here to read the article.

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