My comments this afternoon are responsive to John Garvey’s Presidential
Address on Institutional Pluralism at last year’s meeting. The gist of his
address, delivered gracefully, undogmatically, and persuasively, is that it may
be desirable to have law schools that are devoted substantially to particular
endeavors and points of view. Dean Garvey mentioned law schools that
concentrate on teaching particular subjects, such as law and economics, or
training for geographical areas, such as northern New York, or preparing
for forms of practice, such as clinical work, or helping a particular group of
potential lawyers, such as African‑Americans, or reflecting a special point
of view about a person’s place in the world and its relation to law and legal
practice, such as law schools with a substantial religious perspective.
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