28 November 2011

Those Who Can't Do, Teach?

The essential how-tos of daily practice are a subject that many in the faculty know nothing about—by design. One 2010 study of hiring at top-tier law schools since 2000 found that the median amount of practical experience was one year, and that nearly half of faculty members had never practiced law for a single day.

From here.

Nobody doubts that law professors are top-tier schools are wicked smart. But, do they know the right things? Shouldn't they have at least enough experience to reality check just a little?

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