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Bill Sullivan
Law school once set the pattern for modern professional education. In his study of Christopher Columbus Langdell, originator of the case method of teaching law, historian Bruce A. Kimball credits him with the invention of meritocracy as a system for recruiting and training professionals. Langdell’s new model law...
Bill Sullivan
The legal academy is giving increased attention to the question of the education needed to appropriately equip today’s students to serve the needs of clients, employers, and society at large. Schools are experimenting with a wide array of innovations. It is important to the larger enterprise of legal education to know...
Alli Gerkman
This article, which we discovered here , looks at the opportunities in teaching a real estate class "from the dirt" and discusses a class in which students interact with a parcel of land from the perspective of practicing lawyers. Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
"Delegates approved a series of resolutions pertaining to the financing and curriculum of legal education, although the ABA's legislative body lacks the power to compel law schools to make changes or control over how student loans are administered." Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
"The ABA House of Delegates voted Tuesday to adopt a resolution to urge law schools to more adequately prepare law students for the real-life experience of practicing law and bolster CLE training to better bridge the gap between law school and actual practice..." Click here to read the article.
Alli Gerkman
LawWeek Colorado interviewed Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Director Bill Sullivan about the initiative's goals: “It will give people some models and examples and a community of people to talk to,” Sullivan said. “That’s what’s been missing. It’s not so much there’s no one doing these kinds of comprehensive changes, it’...
Alli Gerkman
This is a survey of deans and associate deans conducted at the 2011 Conference on the Future of the Law School Curriculum by Franklin A. Gevurtz, of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Click here to read the survey results
Zachary Willis
Douglas G. Scrivner is former General Counsel of Accenture, where he worked for 31 years, 14 of which as General Counsel. In his Voices from the Field interview, Scrivner outlines the shift in the legal profession away from providing on-the-job training, and how law schools can and should embrace this shift by...

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