Professor James E. Moliterno, the Vincent Bradford Professor of Law at Washington and Lee, posted this morning on The National Law Journal’s Law School Review blog. The post was titled Time to “Do”, Not “Talk”.
In the post, Professor Moliterno discusses the downturn of the legal economy and the recent embarrassment by some law school’s reporting of employment data. His solution is to encourage transparency and to increase the value of legal education. For over 100 years, he argues, legal education has been more suited to produce law professors than practicing lawyers. Prof. Moliterno touches on the innovative change W&L has implemented in its experiential third-year curriculum. But his overall message is to “do something to make legal education better, and do it without destroying what legal education does well.”