Reshaping Legal Education to Match the New Normal

In 1938, Karl Llewellyn lamented (PDF) the age of industrialization. “Specialized work, mass-production, cheapened production, advertising and selling—finding the customer who does not know he wants it, and making him want it: these are the characteristics of the age. Not, yet, of the Bar.” Despite Llewellyn’s grave misgivings, today, all three aspects of industrialization are standard practice: • Specialized work came first, fueling the rise of boutique law firms and the modern trend towards sophisticated in-house legal practice groups. • Legal mass production and legal commoditization have taken the form of legal software products, do-it-yourself texts and paralegal services. •…

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Reshaping Legal Education to Match the New Normal