Focus On: Preparing Students for the Big Reinvention in Law

Although the law, legal practice, and legal education are constantly evolving, the three sides of the legal triangle have not, in the past century, experienced as much pressure as they do today. These domains have all become moving targets of change that goes beyond a linear extrapolation of the past.

Focus On: Legal Education in the 21st Century

In historical context, the current changes in legal education are viewed as an important and healthy part of the ongoing balancing and rebalancing of the law schools’ joint mission to the academy and the bar.

Is Experiential Education Simply a Trend in Law School or Is It Time for Legal Education to Take Flight?

The buzz word “experiential” can be heard throughout legal education, and while some argue the concept is revolutionary, others label it as a trend with an inevitable sunset.1 This article discusses various curricula that have effectively incorporated “experiential education” without replacing the foundation of the Socratic method.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding the consideration of race in college and university admissions in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin was one of the most anticipated rulings from the October 2012 term. In this article, the authors provide an overview of the key Supreme Court decisions that preceded and informed the Court’s ruling in Fisher, as well as discuss the Fisher case itself and its potential implications.

Focus On: Writing the Holistic Brief

How do we capture that persuasive flow for the judge? We must continuously imagine what it is like for that busy judge to sit at his or her desk and pick up your brief (among perhaps 20 others that week) and assess your client’s story. Consider the following as your prepare your next brief.

Finding a Federal Mentor in Six Simple Steps

Mentoring improves career outcomes and satisfaction for virtually everyone, including attorneys. The following six steps explain how to connect with a mentor of one’s own.

Yoga and the First Amendment: Does Yoga Promote Religion?

Ten years ago, only 3 million Americans practiced yoga. Today that number is estimated to be 30 million people. Schools are increasingly offering yoga as part of a physical education curriculum, but not everyone is happy about it. This article explores the basics of what is likely to be a frequent litigation issue in the coming years.


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