Here are some questions that I’ve been pondering, and the mobblog gives me an opportunity to ask them — and hope that one or more people will jump in with their thoughts:
Does legal education today offer any distinct value to students and society aside from its function as a signaling and sorting device? Why not ship our JD students to business schools (which themselves are problematic aside from signaling and sorting, but set that notion momentarily aside), and retain only those who will appear before dispute resolution tribunals or the Patent Office?
Why not offer undergraduate and graduate legal education programs in the same school?
Should law schools take over their law journals, with faculty managing and students doing citechecking and production?
If law schools took globalization seriously, what would they look like?
If law schools took networked communications technology seriously, what would they look like?
If law schools took their embeddedness in local communities seriously, what would they look like?