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Towards Engaged Scholarship


John R. Nolon


Pace University School of Law

Michelle Bryan Mudd


University of Montana - School of Law

Michael Burger


Roger Williams University School of Law

Kim Diana Connolly


SUNY Buffalo Law School

Nestor M. Davidson


Fordham University School of Law

Matthew J. Festa


South Texas College of Law

Jill Gross


Pace Law School

Lisa Heinzerling


Georgetown University Law Center

Keith H. Hirokawa


Albany Law School

Tim Iglesias


University of San Francisco - School of Law

Patrick C. McGinley


West Virginia University - College of Law

Sean F. Nolon


Vermont Law School

Uma Outka


University of Kansas - School of Law

Jessica Owley


SUNY Buffalo Law School

Kalyani Robbins


University of Akron School of Law

Jonathan D. Rosenbloom


Drake University Law School

Christopher Serkin


Vanderbilt Law School

May 2, 2013

Pace Law Review, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
The practice-oriented influences of the Carnegie Foundation’s Educating Lawyers and the report of the Clinical Legal Education Association, Best Practices for Legal Education, have been working on the academy for only five years; law teachers are just now learning how they can better prepare their students to practice law “effectively and responsibly in the contexts they are likely to encounter as new lawyers.” These reports have stimulated a vast literature on how law professors can improve their teaching methods, how law schools can alter their curricula, and how the legal academy as a whole can prioritize skills education.

Much less attention has been paid to the connection between legal scholarship and the practice of law. For many law professors, there is an intuitive link between their teaching and scholarship. Does that link apply to teaching law students to be more practice-oriented, and what precisely does that mean? Should our scholarship examine more regularly the problems that practitioners confront and the contexts in which they arise? This article addresses these pressing questions in the context of legal scholarship as a context and opportunity.

This article presents the reflections of sixteen law professors on linkages between scholarship and the legal profession. From these reflections, several themes are identified that lead to new perspective on legal scholarship in a time of dynamic change in the law school education. This article begins a dialogue on engaged scholarship and concludes with the some proposed directions for critical reflection on the roles of law professors as academics and as molders of the careers of their students.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 40

Keywords: legal scholarship, teaching, legal profession, education, pedagogy

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Date posted: February 26, 2013 ; Last revised: August 30, 2013

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Nolon, John R. and Bryan Mudd, Michelle and Burger, Michael and Connolly, Kim Diana and Davidson, Nestor M. and Festa, Matthew J. and Gross, Jill and Heinzerling, Lisa and Hirokawa, Keith H. and Iglesias, Tim and McGinley, Patrick C. and Nolon, Sean F. and Outka, Uma and Owley, Jessica and Robbins, Kalyani and Rosenbloom, Jonathan D. and Serkin, Christopher, Towards Engaged Scholarship (May 2, 2013). Pace Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2225283 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2225283

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John R. Nolon
Pace University School of Law ( email )
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States
Michelle Bryan Mudd
University of Montana - School of Law ( email )
Missoula, MT 59812-0002
United States
406.243.6753 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.umt.edu/law/faculty/mudd.htm
Michael Burger
Roger Williams University School of Law ( email )
10 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
United States
4012544610 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://law.rwu.edu/michael-burger
Kim Diana Connolly
SUNY Buffalo Law School ( email )
528 O'Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
United States
Nestor M. Davidson
Fordham University School of Law ( email )
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
United States
Matthew J. Festa
South Texas College of Law ( email )
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002
United States
713-646-1857 (Phone)
Jill Gross
Pace Law School ( email )
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States
Lisa Heinzerling
Georgetown University Law Center ( email )
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
Keith H. Hirokawa (Contact Author)
Albany Law School ( email )
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

Tim Iglesias
University of San Francisco - School of Law ( email )
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States
Patrick C. McGinley
West Virginia University - College of Law ( email )
Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506
United States

Sean F. Nolon
Vermont Law School ( email )
68 North Windsor Street
P.O. Box 60
South Royalton, VT 05068
United States

Uma Outka
University of Kansas - School of Law ( email )
Green Hall
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7577
United States
Jessica Owley
SUNY Buffalo Law School ( email )
School of Law
528 O'Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
United States
716-645-8182 (Phone)
716-645-2064 (Fax)

Kalyani Robbins
University of Akron School of Law ( email )
150 University Ave.
Akron, OH 44325-2901
United States
330-972-6815 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.uakron.edu/law/lawfaculty/robbins.php
Jonathan D. Rosenbloom
Drake University Law School ( email )
27th & Carpenter Sts.
Des Moines, IA 50311
United States
Christopher Serkin
Vanderbilt Law School ( email )
131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
United States
615-343-6131 (Phone)
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