Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Menkel-Meadow on Interdisciplinarity and "Big Bang" moments in the history of Legal Education

Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown, has posted a new essay, Taking Law and.....Really Seriously: Before, During and After the Law. It has been published in the Vanderbilt Law Review. Here's the abstract:
This article reviews the history of different schools of legal education from Langdellian formalism to legal realism, law and economics, critical legal studies, feminist and critical race theory, clinical education, law and social science,law and literature, law and behaviorism, and pragmatism. It then offers a specific program for interdisciplinary legal education, including a remapping of conventional three year legal education and illustrates with several recent examples of innovations in interdisciplinary legal education.