Back in 2010, I wrote a piece for the Martin Center entitled Bad Sociology, Not Law bemoaning the marginalization of common law doctrine in the American law school curriculum. My point then was that, increasingly, law students were just learning about legal doctrine in their classes rather than being called upon to master the prevailing legal doctrine itself … Continue reading “Law School Teaching Going Off on Ideological Tangents”
Professor Brian Tamanaha’s book explains much that is wrong with law schools these days.
A course in writing can’t make up for law schools’ purging of essential legal doctrine.
The widespread abandonment of the traditional legal curriculum argues in favor of a back-to-basics law school.