A new blog has come online that publishes and disseminates information about legal education reform for law students. This is an important development, because students need to be informed about the discussion so they can make good choices about which law school to attend, and how to get the education they need at the law school they attend.
I think law students have not yet had much of a voice in this discussion for two reasons: first, they are focused on the experience for only three years, and in the first year (and even after) it is hard to think about anything else; and second, because we (legal educators) have not encouraged them to speak up enough or given them enough options. When law students become informed about these questions, and vote with their dollars (in selecting a law school) and with their feet (in selecting upper level courses to take) the legal academy will have to take notice. After all, without students, there isn't much reason for us to be here.
But it is critical that their effort not be a flash in the pan. I hope Law Schooled will have a succession plan in place, so that as students graduate and move into their careers, the discussion can be sustained. In the meantime, it is good to see students joining in the discussion in an informed way. Welcome! (Hat tip to Scott Fruehwald's post on this).