Fixing Law Schools: Are More Types of Degrees the Answer?

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May 14, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Rebecca Roiphe, professor at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about the difficulties facing lower tier law schools as they adapt to emerging market trends. While some have called for lower tier schools to focus on the practice-based, vocational training of lawyers, Roiphe feels that all law schools need to train their students in the theoretical underpinnings of the Law. As an alternative approach, Roiphe suggests that law schools lower the cost of a legal education by offering differing See more +
May 14, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Rebecca Roiphe, professor at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about the difficulties facing lower tier law schools as they adapt to emerging market trends. While some have called for lower tier schools to focus on the practice-based, vocational training of lawyers, Roiphe feels that all law schools need to train their students in the theoretical underpinnings of the Law. As an alternative approach, Roiphe suggests that law schools lower the cost of a legal education by offering differing levels of accreditation to their students, while ensuring they have a understanding of "what the law is, how it becomes that way and how it should be." See less -

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