The ABA Task Force on Future of Legal Education released its Draft Report and Recommendations today calling for changes to financing of law-related education, greater innovation in legal education, and changes to ABA policies on distance learning, among others. The Task Force’s report comes on the heels of recent public calls for radical changes to legal education.
The “teaching” paradigm is shifting. “Learning” is the new “teaching.” Recent scholarship on teaching and learning focuses on developing learners, not producing learners.
Teach a person to fish, and they will eat for a lifetime. Teach a person to learn, and they will be able to do just about whatever they need to do in a lifetime.