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June 5, 2012

Law schools in crisis

by dan rodriguez

Smart article from the former dean of U. Baltimore.  Haven’t met the dean, but admire his efforts on behalf of his law school.

Only quibble is with his juxtaposition of elite law schools, such as Northwestern, and the rest.  He suggests that the latter must be focused on the needs of law students and emphasizing teaching and student services and the former need not be so student-focused.  Elite law schools will, no doubt about it, pursue a mix of different objectives and strategies.  But students come first at all law schools — at least that is the aspiration and mission of law schools who aspire to be innovative, responsive, and great.

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