In "Beyond the First Year" Insider Higher Ed explores the changes that Dean Larry D. Kramer would like to initiate at Stanford Law. He already has garnered the support of the Stanford Law faculty for most of his curriculum reforms for the second and third year of Stanford Law School.
- More joint degree programs. Kramer would like to see more options for students enrolled in JD programs so they can earn a masters along with their JD. Suggested fields for the joint programs: earth sciences, biomedical ethics and engineering.
- Facilitating study outside the law school and an increased emphasis on problem solving. Stanford Law is aligning its calendar and weekly schedule with that of the rest of the university to enable its students to take more classes outside the law school.
- More clinical opportunities.
The goal for all these reforms: graduates with broader skill sets and an enhanced ability to work with non-lawyers.
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