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Try Clinical Courses Without Clients

By Professor John F. Banzhaf, III Stock Photo: Professor John Banzhaf III A major complaint from both BigLaw hiring partners and corporation counsel is that law school graduates often have such little practical-skills training that the clients are unwilling to pay for legal work...

LRW: Behind the Curve?

By Jonathan Foster You’ve heard it before: “Legal Research and Writing is the most important class of your first year.” It’s a sentiment that is frequently repeated in law schools and law firms across the country. Professors of other subjects often admit that the skills taught in...

Dean Berman Implements New Committee on Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation — Melissa Milchman

The concept of “one-size-fits-all” may work for Halloween costumes, baseball caps, and mittens. But the world of academia is slowly accepting that it may not work for education, particularly in those fields that require specialized skills and knowledge, such as the law. Dean...

First Year Curriculum: Dynamic or Complacent? by Jonathan Foster

Comparisons can be dangerous.  In relationships, comparing a significant other to an ex is romantically fatal; in the mirror, comparing oneself to a supermodel is self-esteem suicide. In politics, comparing oneself to Reagan may seem like a good idea at the time, but usually ends...