“There is a growing number of talented people in law schools who care about the quality of their teaching and the success and satisfaction of their students, and they are leading the development of innovative and positive changes that may eventually change legal education.” (from Best Practices in Legal Education by Roy Stuckey, 2007)
Welcome to the Best Practices for Legal Education Blog! This site was created with two goals in mind: 1) to create a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education arising from the publication of Roy Stuckey’s Best Practices for Legal Education and the Carnegie Foundation’s Educating Lawyers; and 2) to create a place where those interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions. The blog contributors and editor will attempt to document and record the most recent innovations and academic experiments accompanying the legal education reform movement — and stimulate dialogue between and among all sectors of the legal academy.
Please join us by posting your ideas, comments, and concerns. Tell us what is happening at your law school or from your perspective. We welcome all replies – brief or lengthy. Be excited or skeptical, cautionary or rebellious. It’s all part of the process of dialogue we hope to facilitate.
For new bloggers, If you have any questions about navigating or posting to this blog, please contact BPBlog@albanylaw.edu and we’d be happy to assist you!
Looking forward to working with you to improve legal education and the experience of law students,
Mary A. Lynch (on behalf of CLEA’s Best Practices Implementation Committee)
Professor, Albany Law School