We Need To Teach Law Outside Of Law Schools

and back to my favorite point of all. EDUCATION!

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What if I told you that the doctrine closest to the halls of power is largely unknown to the public? That the most pertinent social science subject — one that affects every single one of us every single day — is taught only to a select few? That would be absurd, right? Well, this situation describes the profoundly troubling state of legal knowledge in America. It is a situation we have a duty to change.

After more than a year of study at Harvard Law School, the common sense notion that law is more than some abstract topic to be contemplated by stuffy academics has not abandoned me. For even the most arcane cases reveal that law has real effects on real people. These effects can be good; they can also be bad. Law is the difference between marriage and divorce, riches and poverty, freedom and incarceration, and —…

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