National Jurist - January 2009 - 31
MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLEN IN LEGAL EDUCATIO PEGGY COOPER DAVIS FREDERICK SCHAUER DAVID VAN ZANDT These legal professionals have the ability to influence the future of legal education BY MICHELLE WEYENBERG ast and present researchers, administrators and students all have lent a hand in influencing the current state of and future of legal education. Though fairly conservative in nature, legal education has been influenced by generations of law students, the ever-changing economy and varied teachings. Certainly today, there are more courses offered and more clinical course offerings. Salaries have also gone up substantially. And the need for work-life balance and a balance in legal education has required law schools to re-evaluate curriculum and the way P law is taught. The National Jurist chose three people who have influenced legal education in some way that continues to benefit current and future law students. We did this by talking to an array of legal professionals, including deans and association presidents. We are aware that it takes more than three people to continue to influence the future of legal education. So view this as a highlight of what some of your fellow comrades are doing to stay at the forefront of legal education. In no particular order, the most influential people in legal education are… January 2009 THE NATIONAL JURIST 31 »
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