Washington University Law Professor Says Legal Education is Broken

Brian Tamanaha’s new book is causing quite a stir in the legal education community, as one might expect when a renowned legal scholar stands up and says, loudly, that legal education in the U.S. is a mess. With the book generating a lot of press coverage – the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal and a number of legal blogs – debate is swirling around what Tamanaha points to as the chief culprits: the federal loan system and the American Bar Association-imposed accreditation standards for law schools. The author hopes the book will be a catalyst for what he sees as much needed change. For a look at Tamanaha’s take on the state of legal education, and his proposed solutions, his new book is Failing Law Schools  (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

book cover, Failing Law Schools

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