From time to time, commenters ask for concrete proposals to change law schools--especially to reduce tuition costs. Professors and regulators are starting to ask the same question: What should we do about the problems confronting legal education?
On one level, the answers are easy: Lower tuition, reduce JD class size, embrace full transparency, and educate students effectively for the current workplace. But achieving those goals will require both discussion and specifics.
To support that discussion, I'm launching a new website called Law School Cafe. The site is a partner site to Law School Transparency, and Kyle McEntee (LST's Executive Director) is my co-moderator. We hope to have LawProf as a frequent contributor--and you'll have to put up with me continuing to contribute here. There's still a lot to criticize in legal education, even as we try to formulate some solutions.
I've designed the Cafe to be a cumulative resource, much as this blog has become. We're kicking off the site with a few proposals for discussion, and we'll add more on a regular basis. Our initial topics aren't necessarily the most important ones--or even the ones we personally care most about. They're just the sampler menu for the Cafe.
Please join us when you have a chance. I look forward to seeing you both here and in the Cafe.