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Federalist Society asks Are Law Schools Operated as a Cartel?

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Judge Frank Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit moderates an interesting panel on the operation of law schools at the Federalist Society’s 10th Annual Faculty Conference. Although the title is “American Law Schools: Envy of the World or General Motors Before the Fall?” Easterbrook is clearly more interested in asking whether Law Schools Operated as a Cartel. The answer I took away was yes, BUT that may still be better than the alternative. It’s a long one – weighing in at 2 1/2 hours, but it’s a fairly lively discussion, well, as far as law school conferences go, which means it’s ‘lively’ only to lawyers, and even then only to the specific subset of lawyers who is actually interested in this thing, so….. you know…. caveat emptor.

Panel: American Law Schools: Envy of the World or General Motors Before the Fall?
Co-Sponsored by the National Association of Scholars

  • Prof. Paul Campos, University of Colorado School of Law
  • Dean John Garvey, Boston College & President-Elect, Association of American Law Schools
  • Prof. Maimon Schwarzschild, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Prof. George Shepherd, Emory University College of Law
  • Dean Rodney Smolla, Washington & Lee School of Law
  • Moderator: Judge Frank Easterbrook, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Link to the audio of the discussion

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