I am happy to pass along links to the latest issue of the American Journal of Legal Education. It represents the thinking of the American legal academic elite and thus is a useful gauge of the evolving orthodoxies (and emerging thinking) among that group.
Journal of Legal Education - Autumn 2017 Issue The Autumn 2018 issue of the Journal of Legal Education (JLE) takes an introspective look at legal education and law school, including hot topics in and out of the classroom:
The ongoing “At the Lectern” series continues with Laura A. Webb’s “Why Legal Writers Should Think like Teachers.”
- “Law School Administered Financial Aid: The Good News and the Bad News” by William C. Whitford
- “Agreements to Improve Student Aid: An Antitrust Perspective” by Deborah Jones Merritt and Andrew Lloyd Merritt
- “Net Tuition Trends by LSAT Category from 2010 to 2014 with Thoughts on Variable Return on Investment” by Jerome M. Organ
- “Increasing Diversity by a New Master’s Degree in Legal Principles” by Joni Hersch
- “Anxiety Psychoeducation for Law Students: A Pilot Program” by Ian Ayres, Joseph Bankman, Barbara Fried, and Kristine Luce
- “The Impact of Individualized Feedback on Law Student Performance” by Daniel Schwarcz and Dion Farganis
- “We Are All on the Journey: Transforming Antagonistic Spaces in Law School Classrooms” by Palma Joy Strand
- “Changing the Construct: Promoting Cross-Cultural Conversations in the Law School Classroom” by Bonny L. Tavares
- “Addressing Social Loafing on Faculty Committees” by Andrea A. Curcio and Mary A. Lynch
- “When Torts Met Civil Procedure: A Curricular Coupling” by Brigham A. Fordham, Laura G. Dooley, and Ann E. Woodley
- “'Talk Less’: Eloquent Silence in the Rhetoric of Lawyering” by Bret Rappaport
Book reviews in this issue include:
The JLE addresses issues of importance to legal educators, including curriculum development, teaching methods, and scholarship. Published since 1948, it is an outlet for emerging areas of scholarship and teaching.
- “Learning from Practice: A Text for Experiential Legal Education by Leah Wortham, Alexander Scherr, Nancy Maurer, and Susan L. Brooks, eds.” reviewed by Lisa Radtke Bliss
- “A World of Struggle: How Power, Law, and Expertise Shape Global Political Economy by David Kennedy” reviewed by Zinaida Miller
- “Law and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture by Susanna L. Blumenthal” reviewed by Lea Vaughn
The JLE has been under the editorial leadership of Northeastern University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law since 2015. Starting in 2018, American University Washington College of Law will replace the University of Washington School of Law as co-editor of the publication. Thank you to the deans, faculty, and staff of these schools for their support of the journal.
AALS runs the JLE website as a repository for current and past issues of the JLE as well as subscription, submission, and copyright information.