National Forum on the Future of Legal Education
April 28, 2010 at 9:04 AM
The Chronicle of Higher Education provides details on a conference at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law this week: Law Schools Could Take a Hint from Medical Schools on Curriculum Reform, Experts Advise by Katherine Mangan. There is also some information about the conference on the ASU law page and in ASU’s State Press. Judges and practicing attorneys met Monday to discuss how legal education could better prepare students for the practice of law. Among the more popular suggestions: transforming the third year of law school into “clinical rotations,” on the medical school model. According to the Chronicle article, ASU’s law dean will summarize the findings and distribute them to U.S. law schools.
Proceedings of an earlier (February 2008), International Conference on the Future of Legal Education at the University of Georgia are available online. That conference was in turn prompted by a two-year study from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law by William M. Sullivan et al. (2007).