Last week The American Lawyer published a column by Steven Harper (“The Intractable Crisis in Legal Education”), in which Harper confronted two responses to a widely read op-ed he wrote recently for The New York Times. Below is a letter to The American Lawyer from Jeremy Paul, the dean of Northeastern University School of Law, challenging Harper’s assertions, followed by Harper’s reply.

I am pleased that my letter to The New York Times provoked a response by Steven Harper in The American Lawyer. We now see clearly how those dissatisfied with U.S. law schools are more interested in winning arguments than achieving reform.

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