Friday, October 26, 2012

In defense of specialization in legal education

Tax scholar Victor Fleischer (Colorado) comments.  He makes a number of interesting points, but I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking I wouldn't have chosen a law school that force-fed all students "financial literacy."  Let the law school recommend the course and counsel the students about its value, but it really isn't true that every law student needs it regardless of career plans or trajectory.  That reservation aside, I think the overall thrust of Fleischer's comments is correct, though at least here at Chicago, where 3Ls are rather remarkably engaged, my sense is students already do a lot of this without any curriculum "revamping."

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