Vanderbilt joins team focused on improving legal education

Oct 30, 2007

Vanderbilt Law School is one of 10 law schools throughout the country participating in a project aimed at improving legal education spearheaded by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The project follows up on the Foundation’s study of legal education, Educating Lawyers, published in Spring 2007 by Basic Books. In addition to Vanderbilt, schools participating in the project include City University of New York School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard Law School, Indiana University School of Law, New York University School of Law, Southwestern University School of Law, Stanford University Law School, the University of Dayton School of Law and the University of New Mexico School of Law.

The deans and two faculty members from each of the participating schools will meet for the first time in December 2007 to set the project agenda.

“Vanderbilt Law School has already embarked on a program of comprehensive curricular change, and I’m looking forward to Vanderbilt’s participation in this project," Dean Rubin said. "We’re delighted to partner with the Carnegie Foundation, which has such a long and distinguished record in reforming professional education in America. We fully expect that this study will produce ideas and recommendations that will be of benefit to all our nation’s law schools.”

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