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Access To Justice Needs Law School Reform

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Access To Justice Needs Law School Reform


"My research into Washington State’s Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) program is almost complete and it has been an education and like peeling an onion. Each interview has revealed new ideas and different avenues of inquiries. Most recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with David Curle of Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute (LEI). David had just wrapped up LEI’s first The Future of Law Schools event and his comment that law schools seem to have “moved past denial” inspired this piece.

Using the traditional five stages of grief framework, I believe that some law schools may be stuck in the bargaining phase, having skipped anger after resolving denial. While there are exciting pockets of innovations across law schools, most of the approximately 200 ABA-accredited law schools might be described as still in denial with respect to the changes needed to satisfy today’s legal consumer. Below are some ideas from my brainstorming with other professional within and outside the law..."

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