Book Review of Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World by Deborah a. Maranville, Lisa Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas and Antoinette Sedillo Lopez

Jeffrey R. Baker, Book Review, 65 J. Legal Educ. 988 (2016) (reviewing Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo López, eds., Building on Best Practices–Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (2015)).

7 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2016 Last revised: 8 Aug 2016

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Jeffrey R. Baker

Pepperdine University School of Law; Faulkner University Jones School of Law

Date Written: Summer 2016

Abstract

Building on Best Practices is a worthy addition to the canon of literature on reforming legal education. Before the Great Recession, without today’s pressing economic incentives, law schools made uneven strides to incorporate lessons from MacCrate, Best Practices, and Carnegie. Today, compounding economic crises and escalating accreditation requirements make reform urgent, necessary, and inevitable. To demonstrate that law schools can still add value to careers and society, legal educators must grapple with structural changes that affect every aspect of teaching, learning and researching. Building on Best Practices provides diverse expertise and useful guidance on approaching these challenges and on improving and expanding the enterprise of legal education.

Suggested Citation

Baker, Jeffrey R., Book Review of Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World by Deborah a. Maranville, Lisa Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas and Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (Summer 2016). Jeffrey R. Baker, Book Review, 65 J. Legal Educ. 988 (2016) (reviewing Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo López, eds., Building on Best Practices–Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (2015)).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2817204

Jeffrey R. Baker (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University School of Law ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States

Faulkner University Jones School of Law ( email )

Montgomery, AL 36109
United States

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