The Changing Face of Legal Education: Its Impact on What it Means to Be a Lawyer
Thomas D. Morgan
George Washington University Law School
October 28, 2011
Akron Law Review, 2012
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-31
GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-31
In recent years, it has become less clear what it means to be a lawyer. Current efforts by the ABA to change accreditation standards for U.S. law schools make it important to think about the ways in which lawyers have common qualities. This paper considers both the changes in law practice and what they are likely to mean for U.S. law schools as they try to equip lawyers for the new reality.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 40
Keywords: legal education, ABA, accreditation standards, law school, American Bar Association
JEL Classification: I21, K00, K19
Date posted: April 2, 2012
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