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March 24, 2009


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I'm reading Pierre Schlag's new article, Spam Jurisprudence, Air Law, and the Rank Anxiety of Nothing Happening (A Report on the State of the Art), 97 Geo. L.J. 803 (2009). It is, shall we say, strange. Quite out there, even for me, and I tolerate qu... [Read More]


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Dan, Just so that I'm sure I understand this: Schlag's saying that legal scholarship's really vibrant and exciting right now?

In all seriousness, this deserves some discussion.

What Judge Posner suggests for a separate track sounds somewhat like what people who teach law in business schools do. My sense is that they're paid somewhat better, teach somewhat more, write somewhat less, and deal with core legal doctrine to a greater extent than many people with appointments in law schools. But doesn't everyone in law school (or just about everyone) deal with legal analysis a whole lot? Posner's picture (and Schlag's too) seems like a caricature to me; most of the law faculty I know spend most of their time dealing with "law."

Marc J. Randazza

I think Posner is right on. The legal academy seems to want to turn law schools into something they are not. Law schools should train lawyers, not provide havens for people who couldn't hack it in the practice of law. There is a place for those people in a law school, but they seem to run the asylums for now.

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