In recent years, it has become less clear what it means to be a lawyer. Current efforts by the ABA to change accreditation standards for U.S. law schools make it important to think about the ways in which lawyers have common qualities. This paper considers both the changes in law practice and what they are likely to mean for U.S. law schools as they try to equip lawyers for the new reality.
GW Paper Series
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-31; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-31
Thomas D. Morgan, The Changing Face of Legal Education: Its Impact on What it Means to Be a Lawyer, 45 Akron L. Rev. 811 (2011).