Under a traditional curriculum, graduates leave law school largely clueless about how to practice law. That was the consensus at the Leading Legal Innovation conference, where suggestions for change included screening for and teaching interpersonal skills, allowing electronic law schools, and eliminating the bar exam and law school accreditation requirements. Harvard Law School professor John Coates noted that the current economy makes this a "unique moment to pressure law schools to open up" to changes.
Suggestions for Law School Makeovers Include Radical Changes
The American Lawyer
January 5, 2009