Jean Mangan on Reforming Legal Education
In this episode, Jean Mangan, Legal Writing Instructor at the University of Georgia School of Law, discusses her article "Clinical Syllabi as Demonstration of Best Practices Implementation," which she co-authored with Fernanda Mackay and published in the Georgia Law Review Online. Mangan begins by describing the history of legal education and recent efforts at reform, focusing on the Carnegie Report. She outlines the recommendations of the Carnegie Report and their reception by the legal profession. She explains how she used syllabi from clinical classes to study the implementation of the Carnegie recommendations. And she reflects on how law professors can make their syllabi consistent with those recommendations. Mangan is on Twitter at @NerdSmidge.