Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Failing law schools

I am proud to have provided a jacket blurb for Brian Z. Tamanaha's eagerly awaited book, Failing Law Schools (U. Chicago Press, 2012):

Failing Law Schools

Legal education is a broken, failed, even corrupt enterprise. It exalts and enriches law professors at the expense of lawyers, the legal profession, and most of all the students whose tuition dollars finance the entire scheme. With hard numbers and piercing insights, Brian Z. Tamanaha tells the disturbing, scandalous truth. His book is essential reading for anyone who is even contemplating law school, much less committing to a career in law teaching. With any luck, his book will inspire law professors and law school deans who have no other career options to subject themselves to the deepest levels of ethical introspection, the better to lead legal education back into the service of its true stakeholders.

I am also pleased to provide a short URL for this book: http://amzn.to/FailingLawSchools.


Anonymous Lloyd Green said...

The question is, should law school numbers be restricted based on the fact many will not get jobs, is this simple free market economics and deluded students or does something need to be done ? In the UK, law school can cost 10k plus and prospects for training contracts and qualification have never been worse, whilst commercial Law School's earn fortunes.

6/12/2012 2:27 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Lawyers create the very problem that they loathe - more lawyers competing for jobs.

Many lawyers claim the legal field is great and offers stable, long term employment opportunities. Some pretend to a wealthy, affluent lifestyle. Stop the pretense, stop the lies, and then maybe fewer people will be applying to law school.

6/28/2012 2:47 PM  

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