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National Law Journal’s Law School Review


The National Law Journal has an interesting forum/blog that first addressed the question “Are law schools in crisis?” and that is now turning to the question “How should law schools change?”

On the first question, I found particularly interesting the responses provided by law professors William Henderson and Brian Tamanaha. Henderson discusses the factors that he believes are driving “a large, structural transformation” in legal education. Declaring that law schools “are doing fine, thank you,” Tamanaha redirects attention to the “real crisis”: “Thousands upon thousands of law graduates have debt far above what their salaries can bear.”


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