Failing Law Schools


The next Liberty Law Talk is with Brian Tamanaha on his important book, Failing Law Schools. This discussion focuses on Tamanaha’s claim that legal education is the victim of regulatory capture by the ABA Legal Education Committee. This has led to the imposition of a one-size model for legal education, resulting in a product that is good for professors and their salaries and for administrators, but laden with problems (debt and unemployment) for many students.

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Brian Tamanaha

Professor Brian Z. Tamanaha is the William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law at the Washington University Law School and is the author of Failing Law Schools. He is the author of six books, including Beyond the Formalist–Realist Divide: The Role of Politics in Judging.

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