Against Presidential Libraries: A Modest Proposal

THE WHITE HOUSE—Declaring his intent to cure the public of its worshipful disposition toward the executive office, and consonant with the Whiggish constitutional modesty on which he campaigned in 2008, President Obama announced that the much-anticipated location of his Presidential Library and Museum will be nowhere. “Presidential libraries are monuments less to the egos of individual…

Why Do Some on the Left Believe in Income Equality?

In my last post, I discussed why one should care about economic mobility for the poor rather than  income equality. …

Is It Time to Sell Google?

Yesterday The European Union sued Google under its competition law. This lawsuit shows either that the European Union understands nothing…

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Mike Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law

Why Do Some on the Left Believe in Income Equality?

In my last post, I discussed why one should care about economic mobility for the…

Income Equality and Economic Mobility

In his most recent New York Times column, Tyler Cowen writes about two competing goals…

Gay Marriage and Foreign Law

The New York Times runs an interesting story about dueling amicus briefs submitted in the…

John O. McGinnis
Northwestern University School of Law

The New Architecture of Legal Education

The recent  architectural addition to Northwestern Law School where I teach – a lovely, three-floor, glass-clad space…

Is It Time to Sell Google?

Yesterday The European Union sued Google under its competition law. This lawsuit shows either that…

Executive Power Should be an Important Issue in the Presidential Campaign

In his second term, President Obama has unilaterally pressed his agenda, now that he has…

Michael S. Greve
George Mason School of Law

Where Have All the Start-Ups Gone?

Robert Samuelson, in his columns for the Washington Post, has done wonders in explaining stuff…

Deferred Action for Federal Government Accountability

DAPA—short for the clunky “Deferred Action for Parental Accountability,” or maybe “Parents of Americans” (I’ve…

Indiana Wants Me, or Maybe Not

I just returned from a speaking engagement with the National Association of Attorneys General (Midwestern)…

Liberty Law Forum

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Reasons to Be Cheerful: The Future of Legal Education

This is a time of turmoil in legal education, and, to a large extent, in higher education generally. Enrollment in U.S. law schools has dropped to 1974 levels, yet there are more than fifty additional law schools now. Enrollments have fallen even at highly regarded schools, as illustrated by the announcement from Washington and Lee…

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Responses

Reasons to Be Gloomy About Legal Education

I agree with much in Dean Andrew Morriss’ Liberty Forum essay. And I endorse his hope that, in the future, legal academia will have greater differentiation. Yet my take on legal education’s prospects is much gloomier. Dean Morriss writes mostly about what should occur going forward, whereas I am watching what is happening right now.…

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The Non-Virtuous Circle

Dean Morriss’ essay, “Reasons to Be Cheerful: The Future of Legal Education,” is a welcome addition to the growing literature on what the present and future hold for law schools. He rightly emphasizes the role of competition and the need for greater diversity. And the stakeholders at Texas A&M University School of Law are indeed…

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