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Monday, August 24, 2009

Dorf welcomes 1Ls

Michael Dorf offers words of welcome for 1Ls. In particular, he has thoughts about why legal education should be thought of as a continuation of undergraduate/liberal education and why students should try to enjoy learning the law and the ideas in the law, as much as they enjoyed learning history, biology, or literature while in college. At the very least, enjoyment means they will pay more attention and do better in school.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on August 24, 2009 at 08:30 AM in Howard Wasserman, Life of Law Schools, Teaching Law | Permalink


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I forgot to say this in the post. But one of the things I liked about it was that Dorf played up the classroom component of legal education. Clinics, etc., are wonderful and important, but the classroom component is not the waste of time that *some* (not all, but some) legal-ed-reformers suggest.

Posted by: Howard Wasserman | Aug 24, 2009 10:47:23 AM

Very well done, I thought.

Posted by: Rick Garnett | Aug 24, 2009 10:10:28 AM

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