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Larry Velvel

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How the Current Situation in Legal Education Came To Pass: Part I

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 9:59 AM

A prior post discussed the unhappy state of legal education today. So I have thought to now set forth a brief historical overview of how this situation came to pass. It is, perhaps, a classic story of the seizure of power and authority -- for the purpose of self interest,...

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Live-Streamed Civil War Seminar -- Creating Education That Is Accessible to All

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 1:09 PM

In my previous post I wrote about the importance of making law school accessible to any American who seeks to advance their lives via a law degree. The high cost of both legal and undergraduate education is, justly, a hot button topic right now, and in my opinion,...

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Law School Should Remain Accessible to All

(19) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 11:11 AM

The legal profession and, in roughly the last 110 years or so, law schools, have always been a route to advancement in America. At the presidential level, lawyers include, among others, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Lincoln, Cleveland, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nixon, Clinton and Obama. The numbers of state and federal legislators...

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