Three Law School Deans Launch Blog: Can Reform Come From Inside?
Powerful brandname media such as THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and THE NEW YORK TIMES have been critical of law school education. That's usually how reform gets rolling: from the outside. Now, we are presented with the possibility that a paradigm shift can result from insiders joining the conversation about the broken institution of law school.
In THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, Karen Sloan reports that three law school deans have launched a blog. They plan, says Sloan, in "driving the national conversation about legal education." The three are:
Cynthia Fountaine - Southern Illinois University
Richard Gershon - University of Mississippi
Paul McGreal - University of Dayton.
They will also have other law school deans as guest bloggers. Of course, their posts could be seminal. However, equally so could be the comments which follow. It has been observed that comments capture what is really going on in people's minds and hearts. That's why companies take them so seriously.
Abovethelaw.com (ATL) was the first breakthrough in communications about the legal sector. This could well be the second. One wonders if the blog will develop the kinds of sources ATL has been able to. Because of those sources, ATL has been able to break news.