Visions of the Future of (Legal) Education

39 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2014 Last revised: 23 Jun 2015

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Michael J. Madison

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Date Written: March 20, 2014


One law professor takes a stab at imagining an ideal law school of the future and describing how to get there. The Essay spells out a specific possible vision, taking into account changes to the demand for legal services and changes to the economics and composition of the legal profession. That thought experiment leads to a series of observations about values and vision in legal education in general and about what it might take to move any vision forward.

Keywords: Law school, legal education, organizational change

JEL Classification: I21, I23, L20

Suggested Citation

Madison, Michael J., Visions of the Future of (Legal) Education (March 20, 2014). U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-13, Available at SSRN: or

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