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Law Schools, Law Professors, Scholarship [and/versus?] Teaching

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).

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