In the first post in this series [Part I, here], I tried to suggest – briefly – the case for urgency as the foundation for a change-management inspired conversation about the future of legal education.
Based on that case, my suggestion is the following. It’s the second part of the invitation promised at the start of that post, which highlighted the time sequence of innovation in US legal institutions. Continue reading
Modern law schools were invented before modern law practice emerged.
I mean that statement as the first part of an invitation, rather than as the first part of an argument. The invitation, below and in several posts to follow, is to participate in conversations about the future of legal education in ways that integrate rather than distinguish several threads of concern and revision that have emerged over the last decade. Continue reading
Part 1 of a new, occasional series: How does the psychology of a city change, as part of shifts in its economy and culture? Continue reading
I gave a short presentation recently on a leadership course that I’ve developed at Pitt Law. The slide deck – without audio – follows.
A full account of the course is available here.
A shorter and sweeter version is here.
In recent days, I’ve come across not one but two online features that celebrate contemporary Pittsburgh for its economic and cultural sexiness. Largely because of the regional tech economy, the millennials and GenXers who dominate it, and the insistence of Pittsburgh’s Old Guard that what you see today was always the plan for economic recovery after the collapse of steel in the early 1980s, Pittsburgh is back, baby! If this were Southern California and if there were waves on the three rivers, I could imagine Jeff Spicoli saying, “Hey bud! Let’s party!” Continue reading