Review of Failing Law Schools by Brian Tamanaha

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Contemporary Sociology
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Book Review

Brian Tamanaha’s book Failing Law Schools is neither sociology nor a synthesis of social science research. Rather it is social commentary rooted in Tamanaha’s experience as a law professor, the literature on legal education, and barely analyzed data on law school costs and student outcomes. Still the book is not without its virtues. Indeed, I advise any sociologist interested in legal education or the legal profession to read it. Just be careful not to read it for more than it is worth.

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