A surprising number of foreign academics have emailed me over the past few days to ask what I thought of David Segal’s attack on law schools in the New York Times the other day. So here are no-friend-of-the-status-quo Jim Chen’s links to David Segal’s critiques of legal education and the academy’s reaction. To which I would add pointers to Bodie, Kerr, Leiter, and Pasquale.
There is of course much to critique and improve in law school education. And the economic model looks increasingly uncertain. But Segal’s articles are so uninformed and so error-ridden that all they do is set back the necessary debate.
Update: add Krakoff to the list.