Rankings, Economic Challenge, and the Future of Legal Education
Gene R. Nichol Jr.
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
February 29, 2012
Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 61, 2012
UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013154
This essay is based on the keynote address Nichol delivered at the annual ABA law deans meeting in 2010. There he claims, in brief: “I believe, given the economics, that we are in for more than a modest dose of change in legal education — public and private, national and regional, elite and virtuously middle-tier. I also think that we are not as well positioned as we should be to deal with the unfolding challenge. We have gone far, in the last twenty-five years or so, toward breaking the bank, pushing costs beyond both call and sustainability. I doubt that we have done so to good end, that we have made optimum investments. I am quite sure that we have failed to bolster a mission in the common good.”
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Keywords: legal education
Date posted: March 1, 2012
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