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).
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