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Gerard Magliocca

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, his law degree from Yale, and joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Magliocca has received the Best New Professor Award and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) from the student body, and in 2008 held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013.

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  1. Aaron says:

    Excellent point. As a recent law grad, I was shocked at how poorly law school prepares one to successfully complete the bar exam. What’s more marketable, being able to hold an intelligent conversation on, i.e., first amendment jurisprudence, or actually being able to draft a pleading and follow the trial rules?

  2. Lurker says:

    You should also bring up the point about diversity: if such scheme for apprenticeship were organised, it would essentially mean that you become a lawyer by starting as a paralegal. (It is quite clear that an “apprentice” would be essentially working as a paralegal, regardless of licensure details.)

    The current paralegals are, quite likely, coming from lower socioeconomic background than JD graduates. They are also more often female or non-white. Thus, if you want to make an apprenticeship scheme a way to law profession, you should form it so that the current paralegals can satisfy the work experience requirements by their current experience.

    Of course, this is also the greatest obstacle to such a program. It would increase social mobility a bit too much.