ERIC Number: ED337095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Program Review of Legal Education.
Yarbrough, Marilyn V.
This report presents results of a follow-up review, conducted by the State University System of Florida Board of Regents, of the law schools at the University of Florida and Florida State University. The review first provides a summary of the original 1985 and 1990 studies, as well as a description of Florida's legal education contained in the 1985 report, including commentary on data cited in that report. Next, each university is examined covering areas such as faculty composition (women and minority instructors) and quality, salary range, admissions and financial aid available, interdisciplinary activities, educational facilities, library salaries, and professional skills training. The paper concludes with observations and corrective recommendations for both schools. The appendix provides a statement that addresses minority access to legal education in Florida. Among the considerations to be considered by the University of Florida are to correct the lack of space in the law library, and develop better communications between the College of Law and the Graduate School Office in order to facilitate cooperation and appropriate linkage. Considerations to be considered by Florida State University include the addition of an experienced law school administrator, and improvement in the amount of instruction and supervision of the externship programs. (GLR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission (School), College Faculty, Evaluation, Facility Improvement, Facility Requirements, Higher Education, Law Schools, Library Facilities, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Salaries, Site Analysis
State University System of Florida, 325 W. Gaines, Rm 1626, Tallahassee, FL 32399.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee. Board of Regents.