A number of my recent posts have focused on law school classroom dynamics. (See Getting Called on in Class; Reading for Class; What are Your Thoughts About Law School?; and Computers in Class).) Much of my focus, and indeed the focus of comments posted by readers, inevitably has been critical, and sometimes outright negative. This is not uncommon: when people talk about law school, they almost invariably turn to complaints and criticisms. Perhaps that is just the nature of the beast. After all, legal education focuses heavily on critical thinking, so why shouldn't those skills be turned on the institution itself?
But of course, not everything about law school is a problem, or drudgery, or pain. Or is it? In the spirit of the recent Thanksgiving holiday, and in the interest of balance, I would be interested in hearing what you might actually like or appreciate about law school.