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Your Career: A Path To Scholarship, Rachel A. Van Cleave Oct 2013

Your Career: A Path To Scholarship, Rachel A. Van Cleave

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Golden Gate Dean Rachel Van Cleave interviews Professor Benedetta Faedi Duramy about her journey through academia.


Viewpoint: Coming Together, Crafting Solutions, Rachel A. Van Cleave Oct 2013

Viewpoint: Coming Together, Crafting Solutions, Rachel A. Van Cleave

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I have previously called for greater collaboration among a broad variety of lawyers to address the critical issues facing legal education and the legal profession. Private lawyers, government attorneys, public interest lawyers, legal educators, and even law school regulators must come together at the table for the betterment of the profession. Last week, two conferences made some initial and very positive strides in this direction. The NALP Foundation and West LegalEdcenter held a one-day forum, Tomorrow's Law Practice: A Forum on the Market, Demand and Opportunities for Lawyers; and the Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Initiative held its annual conference ...


Value(S) Of Lawyers, Rachel A. Van Cleave Sep 2013

Value(S) Of Lawyers, Rachel A. Van Cleave

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Top concerns facing legal educators and the legal profession today are the cost and quality of a legal education and the job market for graduates. President Barack Obama's comments in August about whether law school should be shortened to two years have generated healthy discussions about the trifecta we are grappling with: cost, quality and employment. These are critical issues. However, it is important not to lose sight of both the value of the legal profession as well as our fundamental values as lawyers and what model might best support these.