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Outgoing Law Dean Offers Suggestions: Admit 1Ls Without B.A. Degrees, Share Profs


Do incoming law students need to have B.A. degrees? Not necessarily, according to the outgoing dean of New York Law School.

Richard Matasar has long backed more flexibility for law schools. He elaborated on some of his ideas on Thursday during the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, the National Law Journal reports.

The NLJ summarized five of Matasar’s ideas, including his suggestions that law schools could:

• Enroll students who don’t have a B.A. degree.

• Share faculty members and other resources.

• Try new learning approaches, such as games and computer applications.

Matasar left New York Law School in January for a new position at New York University encouraging collaboration among its schools and campuses.

Prior Matasar coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “NY Law Dean Responds to Times Critique, Cites ‘Lifelong Value’ of Legal Education”

ABAJournal.com: “New York Law School Dean Hits Legal Ed, But Hikes Class Size 30%”

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