May 26, 2006
American Law Schools, Meet the World
It's long been a truism that the relationship of American law schools with the universities that sponsor them is more like a friendship with a stimulating colleague than an interaction with a boss. As with a colleague, the law school turns to the university for new ideas and enjoyable dialogue; unlike with a boss, the law school often chooses not to follow what the university says.
What has been less remarked, though, is how that tendency to go one's own way is especially marked in the