Dean Designatate and Professor of Law Michael Yelnosky talks to the ProJo's Ed Fitzpatrick about RWU Law and the challenges facing legal education.

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Dean Designatate and Professor of Law Michael Yelnosky talks to the ProJo's Ed Fitzpatrick about RWU Law and the challenges facing legal education.

From the PROVDENCE JOURNAL: "New dean at Roger Williams aims to keep law school relevant" by Edward Fitzpatrick

Dean Designate Michael J. YelnoskyMarch 04, 2014: Michael J. Yelnosky, who will soon become dean of Rhode Island’s only law school, said that in some ways, law schools are like newspapers.

Across the country, law school enrollment has been plunging along with newspaper circulation, and yet the need for quality legal education and quality journalism remain strong, Yelnosky said. “We just need to rethink the way we are delivering a legal education, which, like news, is still of great value and in demand,” he said. [...]

Let’s hope Yelnosky is right when he predicts that, amid tough times, the law school can adapt and remain aggressively relevant.

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