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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dean Rapoport Publishes New Book Review

The Boyd School of Law is very pleased to announce that Interim Dean and Gordon Silver Professor of Law Nancy Rapoport published a new book review in volume 47, issue 1 (March 2013), of the Law & Society Review.

Dean Rapoport's review is of Brian Tamanaha's Failing Law Schools (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012), which highlights the multiple ways in which law schools are failing. According to Dean Rapoport: "The first step in solving a problem, though, is admitting you have one. Even the people who think that legal education is just fine as it is need to read this book. Otherwise, their confirmation bias will cause them to keep the status quo just long enough to find themselves irrelevant -- or worse. The bravest thing a law faculty can do these days is to read about the problems -- many of our making -- in modern legal education. The best way to start is by reading this book."

Dean Rapoport's full review is available from the Law & Society Review here.