Prof. Oppenheimer: The Crises in U.S. Legal Education – What is being done?

12.06.2013 (19:00)

Bucerius Law School / Heinz-Nixdorf-Hörsaal / Jungiusstraße 6 / 20355 Hamburg // Hamburg

Zum oben genannten Thema spricht:

Professor David B. Oppenheimer
Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Professional Skills Program, University of Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
Visiting Professor of Law,    Sciences-Po Ecole de Droit Paris

Begrüßung/Moderation:
Prof. Dr. Robert Koch, LL.M.,  DAJV Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Doris König, M.C.L., Präsidentin der Bucerius Law School

Professor Oppenheimer graduated with B.A. from the University Without Walls (Berkeley) and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He clerked for California Chief Justice Rose Bird, and thereafter worked as a staff attorney for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, prosecuting discrimination cases, before entering full time teaching. Professor Oppenheimer also served as Professor of Law and Associate Dean at Golden Gate University School of Law, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Paris X (Nanterre). He teaches Civil Procedure and Comparative Anti-Discrimination Law, and directs the Berkeley Law program in Professional Skills.

Professor Oppenheimer has published numerous articles and books on discrimination law. In his new book, "Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law: Cases, Codes, Constitutions and Commentary", our deceased DAJV board member Professor Dr. Winfried Brugger (Heidelberg) was a contributing author.
 
Professor Oppenheimer beschreibt das Vortragsthema wie folgt:
U.S. legal education is in a state of crises. Although the number of approved law schools keeps rising, the number of applicants has plummeted. Unemployment for recent law graduates and student loan debt are rising dramatically, while salaries for lawyers are dropping. Increasingly, young lawyers are using their legal training to sue their alma mater for fraud. Meanwhile, the American Bar Association is considering reducing the required number of years of legal education from three to two, and replacing the third year with a German-style supervised apprenticeship requirement. The California Bar is considering requiring substantial practical training, or a post-degree apprenticeship, for all new California lawyers. And the New York Bar is requiring applicants to the bar to perform pro bono legal services. This lecture will discuss the crises in U.S. legal education, and the responses of U.S. law schools.


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Dr. Leyendecker           Prof. Dr. R. Koch       Priv. Doz. Dr. H. Rösler
  (Vorsitzender)                         (Regionalvorstände)

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