Sessions Information

  • January 7, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: AALS Symposiums
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Imperial A
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    For sessions and speaker details, please see the listing under daylong programs for the AALS Symposium. 

    This Symposium is aimed at enlisting the entire AALS Community in a candid discussion of the current challenges confronting legal education, why they matter and what directions might be charted in light of an enhanced collective understanding. We will encourage audience participation and attempt to track comments so as to produce a meaningful record of the proceedings.

    During the last decade law and legal institutions have confronted a loss of power and status vis a vis other social coordination mechanisms – in particular markets and technology.   During this same period law schools have faced a perfect storm of underemployment for graduates, reduced tuition revenue, and declining subsidies from state governments.   Has the legal academy’s focus on threats to law schools left us slow to react to the even greater challenges to the rule of law? What is being lost?  Why did it happen?  What can law schools do about it?

Session Speakers

Speaker information is not available at this time.

Session Fees
  • [7125] AALS Symposium - Why the Decline of Law and Legal Education Matters (And What We Might Do About It?): $0.00