The National Forum on the Future of Legal Education, a conference hosted on April 25-26 by the College of Law, drew top experts from around the country to mull the advancement of legal teaching, according to an article in the ASU State Press.
"As a result of the economic downturn, the typical way for law students to enter the legal market has changed," Sandra Erickson, the College's Director of Graduate and Executive Education, told reporter Maxfield Barker.
In the April 26 article entitled, "Legal experts discuss future of legal education," Dean Paul Schiff Berman said his directive from ASU President Michael Crow is to transform the College of Law into a 21st-Century legal-studies center. Since becoming Dean in July 2008, Berman has created two dozen new initiatives at the school.
"We set out to try and create an institution that was nimble and would be flexible enough to try it," he said.
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