Reforming Legal Education: Law Schools at the Crossroads

Reforming Legal Education: Law Schools at the Crossroads, pp. 1-9, D. M. Moss & D. M. Curtis, eds., Information Age Publishing, 2012

NSU Shepard Broad Law Center Research Paper No. 12-004

18 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2012  

David M. Moss

University of Connecticut

Debra Moss Curtis

Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law

Date Written: September 13, 2012

Abstract

In today’s volatile law school environment, curriculum reform has emerged as a significant focus. It is commonly understood that law schools effectively teach certain analytical skills, but are less successful in other areas, and often scramble to adapt to evolving aims. This book demonstrates how law schools are successfully reforming their curriculum - and lays the framework to show how all schools of law can engage in a continuous reform model that proactively shapes our profession.

It is expected that faculty and professional staff engaged in legal education will utilize this book as a primary resource to guide their respective reform efforts. Each contributed chapter presents a case study of a data-driven curriculum reform effort. The initial chapters set the conceptual context for the book, while the final chapter offers summative recommendations for considering legal education reform as derived from the earlier case study chapters. This book adds significantly to the literature in legal education, as we gain first hand insight into evidence based reform for the legal education community.

Keywords: law school reform, legal education, curriculum reform, framework, legal profession, case study, evidence based reform

JEL Classification: K00, K10, I00, I2, I21

Suggested Citation

Moss, David M. and Curtis, Debra Moss, Reforming Legal Education: Law Schools at the Crossroads (September 13, 2012). Reforming Legal Education: Law Schools at the Crossroads, pp. 1-9, D. M. Moss & D. M. Curtis, eds., Information Age Publishing, 2012; NSU Shepard Broad Law Center Research Paper No. 12-004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2146145

David M. Moss

University of Connecticut ( email )

Neag School of Education
249 Glenbrook Road, U-2033
Storrs, CT 06269
United States

Debra Moss Curtis (Contact Author)

Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law ( email )

3305 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
United States

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