DEAN GERSHON RESPONDS
April 17, 2012 § 5 Comments
I posted here about the disappearance of Evidence from the subjects required to graduate from law school, and sent an email to law school deans at Ole Miss and MC, inviting any reply.
Dean Richard Gershon of the Ole Miss School of Law sent this …
Thank you for your email, and your blog post. I will share it with our faculty.
One thing you should know is that 90% of the law students at the University of Mississippi School of Law take Evidence, even though it is not required. Also, we are adding a required skills curriculum starting with our 2012 entering class. This program will be taught by lawyers and judges. It will take place the first two weeks of spring semester all three years. The first year they will take contract drafting and negotiation. The second and third year, they will choose from a selection of courses, many of which will have elements of trail tactics and evidence.
The truth is, I didn’t learn evidence in evidence class in law school. I learned it in trial advocacy class. That is where it made sense, because I was applying it.
All best wishes,
I. Richard Gershon, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Mississippi School of Law
If I receive a response from Dean Rosenblatt of MCLaw, I will publish it.