One of my colleagues recently circulated for discussion an abstract of a forthcoming law review article that accuses—in no uncertain terms—the majority of legal academics of being out of touch with the reality of legal practice and inappropriately preoccupied with producing what the author terms “impractical” scholarship. See Brent E. Newton, Preaching What They Don’t Practice: Why Law Faculties’ Preoccupation with Impractical Scholarship and Devaluation of Practical Competencies Obstruct Reform in the Legal Academy, 62 S.C. L. Rev. ___ (Nov. 2010).
About The Author:Susannah Pollvogt writes and teaches in the area of equal protection law. Her scholarship can be found here. She maintains a separate blog related to her scholarship here. In addition, she specializes in helping students maximize their performance in law school and on the bar exam with her site Succeed Law.