American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Legal Education and Professional Development - An Educational Continuum, Report of the Task Force on Law Schools and the Profession: Narrowing the Gap (1992). ("The MacCrate Report"; portions available online)
William M. Sullivan et al., Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law (2007). (“Carnegie Report”) Carnegie Report Executive Summary [PDF]
Roy Stuckey et al., Best Practices for Legal Education: A Vision and a Road Map (2007).
Legal Education Reform – Michigan State University College of Law
Fabulous resource that includes a bibliography and links to legal education reform materials including: major studies & reports; books; journal articles; news items; selected law schools with legal education reform initiatives; organizations & online resources; blogs & online forums; and conferences & events.
American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Report of the Outcome Measures Committee [PDF]
LEARN (Legal Education Analysis and Reform Network) General Description of Plan Projects 2009–2010 [PDF]
Best Practices for Legal Education
Blog created 1) “as a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education arising from the publication of Roy Stuckey’s Best Practices for Legal Education and the Carnegie Foundation’s Educating Lawyers; and 2) to create a place where those interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.” There is also a helpful list of past and upcoming events and presentations.
Law School Innovation
Blog focusing on law school innovation including some posts about legal education reform.
|ARTICLES AND CONFERENCE PAPERS
Mary Lu Bilek, A Sequenced Program to Create Access to the Legal Profession and Educate Professionals for Public Interest Practice (Feb. 21, 2008), available at http://law.gsu.edu/FutureOfLegalEducationConference/Papers/Bilek.pdf.
Jill Schachner Chanen, Re-engineering the J.D., 93 A.B.A. J. 42 (2007).
David F. Chavkin, Experience is the Only Teacher: Meeting the Challenge of the Carnegie Foundation Report, 15(3) Legal Education Digest 30 (2007).
Russell Engler, The MacCrate Report Turns 10:Assessing Its Impact and Identifying Gaps We Should Seek to Narrow, 8 Clinical L. Rev. 109 (2001–02).
John Burwell Garvey and Anne F. Zinkin, Making Law Students Client-Ready: A New Model in Legal Education, 1 Duke Forum for Law & Social Change (2009), available at http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/dflsc/ (scroll down for PDF of article).
Gerald F. Hess, Professional Skills and Values in Legal Education: The GPS Model, 43 Val. U. L. Rev. 513 (2009). [PDF]
Sally Kane, Education Innovation: Schools Are Now Training Students to Practice Like Lawyers, Not Just to Think Like Them, 37 Student Lawyer 19 (2008).
Robert MacCrate, Preparing Lawyers to Participate Effectively in the Legal Profession, 44 J. Legal Educ. 89 (1994).
James R. Maxeiner, Educating Lawyers Now and Then: Two Carnegie Critiques of the Common
Law and the Case Method, 35 Int’l J. of Legal Info. 1 (2007).
Stephen J. Shapiro, Teaching First-Year Civil Procedure and Other Introductory Courses by the
Problem Method, 34 Creighton L. Rev. 245 (2000).
John O. Sunsteng et. al., A Legal Education Renaissance: A Practical Approach for the Twenty-First Century, 34 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 303 (2007).
Jonathan D. Glater, Training Law Students for Real Life Careers, N.Y. Times, Oct. 31, 2007, at B9.
Leigh Jones, Dream Come True: No Bar Exam—N.H. Honors Program Would Replace Taking the Bar, 28 Nat’l L.J. 4 (2006).
Katherine Mangan, A Plea for Real-World Training in Law Schools, Chron. of Higher Education, Jan. 19, 2007, at A6.
Katherine Mangan, Legal Educators Rethink How Lawyers Are Trained, Chron. of Higher Education, Jan. 11, 2008.
Katherine Mangan, N.H. Allows Law Students to Demonstrate Court Skills in Lieu of Bar Exam,
Chron. of Higher Education, Jul. 4, 2008, at 8.
Don Peterson, Top Law Schools Make Curriculum More Practical, USA Today, Mar. 10, 2008.
Nancy H. Rogers, Law Schools to Discuss Possible Major Changes, Nat’l L.J., Sept. 11, 2007, at S.
Amanda Royal, Reed Smith the Latest Big Firm to Drop Associate Lockstep, Recorder, Oct. 28, 2009.
Michael Schill, Beyond the First Year, Nat’l L.J., July 7, 2008.
Karen Sloan, Reality's Knocking: The Recession is Forcing Schools to Bow to Reality, Nat’l L.J., Sept. 7, 2009.
Elizabeth Walters, Pierce Law Launches New Daniel Webster Scholar Program, Concord
Monitor, Apr. 18, 2006, at B1.