The Case for a Flat-Earth Law School

9 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2007 Last revised: 9 Dec 2012

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Erik M. Jensen

Case Western Reserve University School of Law


This essay suggests - usually politely - that the American legal academy has been overdoing its push for globalization, and, as a result, education in the basics has suffered. That's a pity because law school graduates need to know the basics to be successful not only in Smalltown USA, but also on a world stage.

Keywords: legal education, law school graduates, international law, transactional practice, globalization, quasi-legal concepts

JEL Classification: I20, I21, I29, K10, K19

Suggested Citation

Jensen, Erik M., The Case for a Flat-Earth Law School. Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-22; Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (JICL), Vol. 15, p.119, 2007. Available at SSRN:

Erik M. Jensen (Contact Author)

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