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Failing Law Schools Brian Z. Tamanaha

Failing Law Schools By Brian Z. Tamanaha

Failing Law Schools by Brian Z. Tamanaha


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On the surface, law schools today are thriving. Enrollments are on the rise, and their resources are often the envy of every other university department. Yet behind the flourishing facade, law schools are failing abjectly. This resource is suitable for assessing what's wrong with law schools and figuring out how to fix them.

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Failing Law Schools by Brian Z. Tamanaha

On the surface, law schools today are thriving. Enrollments are on the rise, and their resources are often the envy of every other university department. Yet behind the flourishing facade, law schools are failing abjectly. Recent front-page stories have detailed widespread dubious practices, misleading placement reports, and the fundamental failure to prepare graduates to enter the profession. Addressing all these problems and more in a ringing critique is renowned legal scholar Brian Z. Tamanaha. Piece by piece, Tamanaha lays out the how and why of the crisis and the likely consequences if the current trend continues. At the heart of the problem, he argues, are the economic demands and competitive pressures on law schools - driven by competition over U.S. News and World Report ranking. When paired with a lack of regulatory oversight, the work environment of professors, the limited information available to prospective students, and loan-based tuition financing, the result is a system that is fundamentally unsustainable. With Failing Law Schools, Tamanaha has provided the perfect resource for assessing what's wrong with law schools and figuring out how to fix them.

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Even those who disagree with Brian Z. Tamanaha and challenge his analyses will be participating in a conversation shaped by his contentions. Failing Law Schools presents a comprehensive case for the negative side of the legal education debate, and I am sure that many legal academics and every law school dean will be talking about it. (Stanley Fish, Florida International University College of Law)

About Brian Z. Tamanaha

Brian Z. Tamanaha is the William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law at the Washington University School of Law and the author of six books, including A General Jurisprudence of Law and Society, Law as a Means to an End, and Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide.

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GOR007817425
9780226923611
0226923614
Failing Law Schools by Brian Z. Tamanaha
Used - Very Good
Hardback
The University of Chicago Press
20120615
216
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