One of our favorite conflict resolution experts, Prof. Carrie Menkel-Meadow, co-authored a terrific Op/Ed in the New York Times responding to the “dire” news about law schools and providing some good ideas about moving legal education forward into the future, including more problem-solving courses, like the Negotiation Workshop, and clinics, like HNMCP!
“We agree that legal education could benefit from further innovation, but not in the ways many of the critics advocate. Law schools need to teach a greater diversity of subjects to improve legal judgment and decision-making. In this respect, law schools should emulate business, architecture and planning schools. These have adapted to new economic realities by emphasizing the teaching of leadership, corporate governance, new finance and negotiation skills.”Read the full Op/Ed here.