Matasar responds to NY Times & defends Legal Ed reform

I read the NY Times article and was not impressed. Where was the analysis of what makes a good lawyer? Where was the focus on what society needs lawyers to be? Media focus on the cost and problems with current legal education has been an important part of the reform mvmnt. However, the media has been beating that drum – as has this Blog – for several years now. It’s time for a more nuanced analysis and a focus on problem solving. I also was sorry to see the Times lack of insight into it’s own elitism. It’s myopic focus on Big Law is understandable given its NYC base but unforgiveable in addressing the future of the legal profession and Legal Ed.
Although I have disagreed with Matasar on policy issues, I do believe he has a sincere devotion to law students and post his response here:

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