Back to the Future in Law Schools
14 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2011
Date Written: 2011
This paper first argues for the maintenance of the traditional first-year curriculum. It does so in the context of an examination of what most lawyers do in practice and, therefore, what most lawyers should know. This portion includes a defense of the Socratic Method. The paper then addresses contemporary concerns about legal education, including the devaluation of courses in the private law curriculum, and considers why legal academics are not interested in private law.
Keywords: legal education reform, law curriculum
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