Scaling Langdell's Wall: A Practitioner's Unlikely Journey into Full-Time Law School Teaching

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Northwest Lawyer

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It never crossed my mind in law school that I might teach there one day. Intent on trying to change the world, my main goal in law school was to get in, and get out with a license to practice. And yet, after decades of law practice and some part-time teaching of trial advocacy, I became of a full-time faculty member. This essay chronicles my journey and choices I have made as a teacher.