Change and Continuity in Legal Education

Within this maelstrom of accelerating change, the American law school remains, by comparison, an island of stability. Change there has been; one of the purposes of this piece is to chronicle some major recent changes. But in broad outline the structure, method, and content of American legal education has remained remarkably untouched. Whether this demonstrates that American legal education is remarkably flexible in its adaptation to a changing legal environment or that it is irrelevant to social change, I leave to the reader.