Most law professors today are dinosaurs. They write dense, esoteric articles that no one reads, and they teach like it was 100 years ago. They are too lazy to adapt to the needs of their students. And why should they? They have tenure. The tenure system is the major impediment to changes in legal education. I would advocate putting these dinosaurs in a museum, but law schools are already a museum.
Law faculty tenure is rapidly becoming like the scene in the 1997 film "Titanic" when Kate Winslet's fiancé tries to bribe a ship's officer to let him on a lifeboat. Even a million bucks ain't worth much to a man who knows he'll be dead in an hour. Tenure isn't going to save you when the TTT where you are teaching goes under, nor will it save you from being laid off when the size of student body shrinks too far. And OBTW, nobody is hiring and you aren't worth boo to a law firm without a book of business. You'd think they'd wake up and try to reform the system out of sheer self-interest, but my guess is most are counting on making their pile and retiring before the house of cards comes down.
Exactly 10:58. Law profs are lazy, lazy, lazy. They won't do anything that requires real work. They won't teach a law practice course because their 20 year old notes doesn't cover that.
Here is another cartoon:http://www.cartoonmovement.com/cartoon/4080
I remember that post from a few months contrasting a paralegal course (practical subjects) with a law degree course (more esoteric airy-fairy bullshit). Weren't law degrees more like paralegal courses at some point?