The Carnegie Foundation issued a report yesterday calling for major reform of law school curricula and education. The report blames the Socratic method for law schools’ collective and single-minded focus on cases and an absence of experiential learning that should focus on working ethically with clients. The report calls for law schools to integrate the teaching of legal analysis, as they have been doing, with theory and practical preparation for dealing with clients.
According to The Chronicle for Higher Education, the report is creating quite a buzz at the Association of American Law Schools’ annual meeting.
The summary of the report is available for download.