From the 2012 News Archive
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Law Schools: Their Role and Their Costs--A Panel Discussion with Dean Phoebe Haddon and Others

A Discussion Featuring

Paul DeWitt Carrington, professor and former dean, Duke Law School; former president, Association of American Law Schools; and author Stewards of Democracy: Law as a Public Profession (Westview Press, 1999)

With Panelists

Phoebe Haddon, dean, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, former co-president, Society of American Law Teachers

Philip Closius, professor and former dean, University of Baltimore School of Law, author, “American Law Schools in Crisis,” Maryland Daily Record, June 4, 2012

Ronald Weich, dean, University of Baltimore School of Law, former Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs, United States Department of Justice

Place: The Great Hall, Library Company of the Baltimore Bar, 618 Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse, Fayette and Calvert Streets, Baltimore City

Date: Thursday, September 13, 5:00 p.m.

Invitees: Members of the Library Company of the Baltimore Bar, judges, employees of Baltimore City and its courts, law and college faculty and students.  Others may attend on payment of a $20 admission charge or upon application for Bar Library membership.

Sponsor: The Library Company of the Baltimore Bar

Wine and cheese reception to follow

R.S.V.P.: If you would like to attend telephone the Library at 410-727-0280 or reply by e-mail to jwbennett@barlib.org

“Paul Carrington’s book is a trumpet blast of legal conservatism, but with a radical twist in the tail, advocating a fundamental restructuring of law schools. His ideas will be deeply unpalatable to most contemporary lawyers, but they are too challenging to be ignored.” Patrick Atiyah, Professor of Law, Oxford University

“He challenges us to reexamine from the perspective of the citizen in a democratic republic the conventional wisdom regarding legal education and a learned profession, and to reconcile constitutionalism, as formulated by academics and the courts with democracy, reflecting the commonplace ideas of the people.” Robert MacCrate, former President, American Bar Association


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