Taking Law and . . . Really Seriously: Before, During and After the Law

41 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2007  

Carrie Menkel-Meadow

University of California Irvine, School of Law; Georgetown University Law Center

Abstract

This article reviews the history of different schools of legal education from Langdellian formalism to legal realism, law and economics, critical legal studies, feminist and critical race theory, clinical education, law and social science, law and literature, law and behaviorism, and pragmatism. It then offers a specific program for interdisciplinary legal education, including a remapping of conventional three year legal education and illustrates with several recent examples of innovations in interdisciplinary legal education.

Keywords: legal education, law and social science, interdisplinary legal studies

Suggested Citation

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie, Taking Law and . . . Really Seriously: Before, During and After the Law. Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 2, p. 555, 2007; Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1005526. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1005526

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