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A Fresh Look At Legal Education

Publication Date: 
October 29, 2007
Source: 
The National Law Journal
Author: 
Vesna Jaksic

The National Law Journal reports on Stanford Law School's collaborative effort to transform legal education, and quotes Professor Larry Marshall:

A network of 10 law schools has launched an ambitious project aimed at improving how law schools operate, ranging from changes in curricula to providing more practical, real-world training for law students.

Several reports and discussions this year have pointed out the challenges law schools face in educating and preparing students to become lawyers, including a report issued earlier this year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The California-based organization and Stanford Law School have taken the lead by forming a network of 10 law schools to tackle these issues.

"We're hoping to create a significant catalyst for rethinking the idea of legal education for this millennium," said Lawrence Marshall, associate dean for public service and clinical education at Stanford Law School, who is spearheading the project.