11.20.14 — Northeastern University School of Law, which serves as co-editor of the prestigious AALS Journal of Legal Education, is pleased to announce that the November 2014 issue is hot off the press.

“In our first issue as editors, we decided to delve right into the debate of the rising cost of legal education and employer pressure to train lawyers, and how this plays out in potentially rejecting research and theory in the law curriculum," said Professor Margaret Woo, who co-edited the volume with Dean Jeremy Paul. "Curriculum reform is a hot-button subject and we offer three insighful articles that focus on how history can inform the quest for a practice-ready approach to legal education.”

The volume also includes additional articles on the main theme as well as book reviews and a personal essay by a law faculty member who, in sharing his own story as a possible plaintiff in a tort litigation, helped students to become better lawyers.  The University of Washington (Seattle) will join NUSL to serve as co-editors in the coming year, replacing Southwestern School of Law.

 

 

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education for the past 45 years, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.