Five by Five – Law Student Edition

By Monday, I’ll have up the next Five by Five.  This time, I’ve asked five law student bloggers to answer this question:  What five things would you change about legal education?  On the roster:

Ambivalent Imbroglio

Three Years of Hell to Become the Devil

Sugar, Mr. Poon?

Jeremy’s Weblog

Buffalo Wings and Vodka

I’ve also asked my pretrial students at Washington University Law School for their responses.  If you’ve got some good ideas, let me know. 

6 Responses to Five by Five – Law Student Edition
  1. Jon-Erik G. Storm
    November 18, 2004 | 9:45 am

    The same thing I would change about all college and above level education: make the professors as responsible for the educational methods as they are for their substantive knowledge. Law school espeically is still in the stone age in pedagogical technique, for the most part.

    Even much maligned public school teachers have to spend a year learning how to be a teacher. Before I started teaching at the college level, all I had to do was learn how the department decided on textbooks, how to write a syllabus and an exam, and I had to have a degree.

    That was also my experience at the two law schools I attended and at the law schools that most of my friends and colleagues attended. We go through the motions because that’s how law school has been since time immemorial and if you change you’re a black sheep school.

    Oh, and knowing how to do something besides how to write a memo would be good too.

  2. Ethesis (Stephen M)
    November 20, 2004 | 6:54 am

    link to is a start for something that would make a difference for some classes.

  3. Soup
    November 24, 2004 | 2:30 pm

    Um… Mr. Poon is no longer a “student.”

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    November 28, 2004 | 10:10 am

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    December 2, 2004 | 4:22 pm

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