Blog Posts by Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan
The Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers survey, carried out last year, provides an unparalleled overview of what is happening in legal education today, giving an update of the findings of the 2007 Carnegie Foundation report, Educating Lawyers . In previous posts , we have reported on aspects of the survey. For example we...
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Rebecca Love Kourlis
Martin J. Katz
As David Segal’s November 19 article accurately reflects, the legal market is changing. Clients are no longer willing to foot the bill for young lawyers’ training, and thus law firms are increasingly looking to the law schools to produce practice-ready graduates. The good news is that there are clear solutions to the...
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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...
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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...