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Prof. Robert Rhee Proposes Law School Firm Model

Prof. Robert Rhee, Marbury Research Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, has received much attention for a law school firm model that he has developed with Brooklyn Law School Professor Bradley Borden. The concept of the “law school firm” calls for law schools to establish affiliated law firms.

The affiliation would provide opportunities for students, faculty and attorneys to collaborate and share resources to teach, research, write, serve clients, and influence the development of law and policy. Based loosely on the medical school model, the law school firm will help bridge the gap between law schools and the practice of law.

Professors Rhee and Borden have a forthcoming article in the South Carolina Law Review (Vol. 63, 2011) in which they introduce and discuss their concept for the law school firm. Their model has already received much attention from both traditional media and the blogsphere, as noted below.

National Law Journal

ABA Journal

Law Librarian Blog

Above the Law

Law and More

Law School Innovation

The Cockle Bur

Click here to download their paper at Social Science Research Network (SSRN).


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