January 27, 1995
The Central Weakness in How Constitutional Law Is Taught
It is commonly believed that second- and third-tier law schools are more profession-oriented than elite law schools, but the fact is that homogenizing forces are at work, with varying degrees of strength, throughout legal education.
For one thing, a handful of schools have had a disproportionate influence on the formation of law teachers. Nearly a third of the 6,000 full-time law faculty members at the nation's 176 American Bar Association-accredited law schools are products of just