There’s a discussion about the form that legal education should take (in the U.S.) going on over on Concurring Opinions. Daniel J. Solove, of the George Washington University Law School, and lead author on the site, considers a complaint by Brian Tamanaha that the A.B.A. is imposing a one-size-fits-all model of legal education. Wouldn’t it make more sense, goes the argument, to give up the research idea and concentrate simply — and better — on training good practitioners.
Interesting reading. And I have to say that the staying power — nay, the pathological perserverance — of the “plumber vs. Pericles” issue in legal education simply amazes me.