In Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary, Judge Richard Posner proposes a partnership between the federal judiciary and law schools.1 He provides a sweeping critique of the federal judiciary and suggests ways in which law schools can address these failings. His critiques fall under the headings of structural deformations (e.g., method of appointment, lifetime tenure), process deficiencies, (e.g., legal formalism in judicial opinion writing, lack of curiosity), and management deficiencies (e.g., poor staff management, lack of collegiality). The corresponding solutions include law schools providing continuing education for federal judges and changing their curricula to include new knowledge and skills. It is an ambitious and comprehensive volume on improving the federal judiciary.
McGreal, Paul E.
"Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary,"
International Dialogue: Vol. 6, Article 19.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/id-journal/vol6/iss1/19