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Sturm College of Law, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System


Practice-ready lawyers, Law school reform, Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers, Carnegie Report, Experiential learning, Law school curriculum


When we discuss legal education reform, some of the more jaded members of our community often ask, “Why is this time any different?” They rattle off a list of dust-covered reports about proposed reforms for legal education, often dating back several decades, and wonder how we can be optimistic about the prospects for meaningful reform now.

The answer is that we are in the midst of a perfect storm; one in which several powerful forces are driving law schools toward reform.

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