Executive Summary of Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World

Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez eds., 2015)

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-30

UNM School of Law Research Paper

52 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2016 Last revised: 4 May 2017

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Deborah A. Maranville

University of Washington School of Law

Lisa Bliss

Georgia State University - College of Law

Carolyn Wilkes Kaas

Quinnipiac University

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez

University of New Mexico - School of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This Executive Summary is designed to acquaint the reader with the main ideas found in Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World. It provides a concise summary of every section of the book, which is not a second edition, but a follow up to Best Practices in Legal Education: A Vision and a Road Map. The book addresses the law school missions, a balanced curriculum, and pathways, integration, and sequencing the curriculum. It provides a comprehensive analysis of experiential education and all its forms, including law clinics, externships, and alternative clinical models. The book provides a broader view of what legal education must do to train lawyers of the future, and identifies ten essential areas of legal education, together with guidance on what and how to teach them. Finally, the book identifies how to create an institutional culture of assessment in law schools, and how to transform legal education in today's world.

Keywords: Legal Education, Law Schools, Experiential Education, Clinical Teaching, Externships, Learning Theory, Faculty Development, Law School Administration, Law Professors, Skills

JEL Classification: K00, K49, Y20, Z00

Suggested Citation

Maranville, Deborah A. and Bliss, Lisa and Kaas, Carolyn Wilkes and Sedillo Lopez, Antoinette, Executive Summary of Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (2015). Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez eds., 2015); Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-30; UNM School of Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2881649

Deborah A. Maranville

University of Washington School of Law ( email )

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Lisa Bliss (Contact Author)

Georgia State University - College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

Carolyn Wilkes Kaas

Quinnipiac University ( email )

275 Mt. Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
United States

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez

University of New Mexico - School of Law ( email )

1117 Stanford, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
United States

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