Law schools roundup

by Walter Olson on February 16, 2012

  • “It’s time for the ABA to deregulate law schools” [Richard Painter, Legal Ethics Forum]
  • Curb schadenfreude please, it’s just class action entrepreneurship: “Law Schools Sued for Lying About Lawyering” [NY Magazine]
  • “AALS President: Law Professors Should Be ‘Cheerleaders’ for ‘Our Way of Life.’” [Instapundit]
  • “Widener Law settles with Prof. Lawrence Connell” [William Jacobson, Legal Insurrection, earlier here, here, here, etc.] Sensitivity camp at U. of Idaho Law [ATL] Peter Wood on Teresa Wagner case [Chronicle]
  • Perspective of a practitioner turned professor [David Hricik] Claim: proliferation of “soft” curriculum really isn’t something to worry about [Brad Wendel] “Justice Scalia makes up with University of Chicago” [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • “The coming crash in legal education” [Richard Bourne, Creighton Law Review/University of Baltimore/SSRN via Caron] Could law schools recover from adversity the way dental schools did? [Eric Chiappinelli, Faculty Lounge] “Why Occam’s Razor cuts in favor of making law an undergraduate degree” [Russ Pearce, LEF]
  • US News changes rating methodology, and law schools’ part-time day programs suddenly dry up [Caron]
  • Attention New Yorkers: if you missed my talk Tuesday at Fordham on Schools for Misrule, I’ll be back in town next Wednesday (Feb. 22) for a 1 p.m. talk at Brooklyn Law School before that school’s Federalist Society chapter; also that evening at Yale with distinguished Prof. John Fabian Witt commenting.

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1 David Eggers 02.17.12 at 12:32 am

If so many layers can’t find jobs then why are lawyers so expensive? Have their hourly costs fallen because of this?

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