Rising tuition. Misleading employment statistics. Inadequate skills training. Law schools have faced plenty of criticism for their role in the struggles of young lawyers today. One law school professor has launched a full-scale assault on the legal education system in response to these mounting issues. The National Law Journal has assembled a panel of legal educators and law graduates to discuss whether law schools are facing a crisis, and how they should respond to their mounting problems.
Big man on campus
The professional and financial struggles of recent law graduates prompted University of Colorado Law School professor Paul Campos to take a closer look at the changing economics of a law degree — an inquiry that convinced him that law school is a raw deal for many.
Educators debate: Are law schools in crisis?
In excerpts from an online discussion, a panel of experts takes stock and maps a future for legal education. Join the conversation on The National Law Journal's Law Schools Review blog.