Law professor Benjamin Barton discusses how the Great Recession impacted law school admission, performance, and curriculum, and what this means for the future of law schools.
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Professor Ben Barton is the author of “Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession” and a Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee. He has worked as an associate at a large law firm, clerked for a federal judge, represented the indigent for 12 years as a clinical law professor, and now teaches torts and advocacy evidence. His scholarship has been discussed in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The ABA Journal, and TIME magazine. Cambridge University Press published Professor Barton’s first book, “The Lawyer-Judge Bias in the American Courts,” in 2011 and re-released it in softcover in 2013. His law review articles have been published in the International Journal of Law and Economics, The Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and the law reviews of the Universities of Toronto, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and California.
Last updated June 28th, 2022