Law Schools Should Be More Like Medical Centers

Law360 (January 24, 2019, 5:30 PM EST) -- In an article last year in the University of Chicago Law Review, former Judge Richard Posner lamented being “troubled by the fact that the faculties of the leading law schools are increasingly populated by refugees from the humanities or the social sciences.” “Practical experience” he continued, “is vital to understanding and improving law, and suggests a need for law professors who base research on practical experience rather than on the social or natural sciences.” Vital or not, that is not the world we live in and those are not the law professors we have.

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