Posted on November 14, 2013 by Michele Pistone
UC Hastings Dean Frank Wu has an interesting article in Above the Law about Law Schools. He mentions three problems with legal education: (1) a glut of lawyers in today’s market; (2) high cost; (3) insufficient training in practical skills.
Do you agree? Would you add anything to the list?
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Posted on July 4, 2013 by Michele Pistone
Empathy is among the factors that Shultz and Zedeck found make effective lawyers. Now, we read that it is the no. 1 job skill for 2020. Can we instill empathy in our students? Teach them to be empathetic? How?
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Posted on May 3, 2013 by Michele Pistone
In March 2012 I delivered a talk at TEDxVillanovaU about The Future of Higher Education, in which I spoke about how online learning can bring about a democratization of higher education. Renee Knake of Michigan State has taken the idea further and applies it to legal education in her forthcoming article, Democratizing Legal Education. Elizabeth Chambliss talks about the article, here.
What do you think? It is possible to democratize information about law and legal systems? What are the barriers? Who will be the gatekeepers? What groups would want to see it happen and would they be willing to fund it?
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