The theme of the 1988 Annual Conference of the Association of American Law Schools - "The Law School's Opportunity to Shape the Legal Profession: Money, Morals & Social Obligation" - raises enormous issues. I suspect that many law professors might find it easy to dismiss this theme as a trite and overworked cliche, but I think that would be an unfortunate mistake. From my present vantage point in the profession, I fear that legal education is falling short in terms of any meaningful effort to "shape the legal profession." This may explain the choice of the theme for this year.
Harry T. Edwards,
The Role of Legal Education in Shaping the Profession,
Law Quadrangle (formerly Law Quad Notes)
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