EdUp Legal Podcast, Episode 31: Conversation with Benjamin Barton
EdUp Legal Podcast with Host Patty Roberts
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In this episode, we hear from Professor Benjamin Barton, Helen, and Charles Lockett Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, and a research fellow for the Center for the Study of Social Justice. He is a prior director of clinical programs at the College of Law. Professor Barton is the author of several books, including Fixing Law Schools; Rebooting Justice; Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession; and the Lawyer-Judge Bias in the American Courts. During the podcast, he discusses the challenges in legal education and the reforms required in areas such as bar passage and debt load to "fix law schools," as well as the necessity of increasing access to justice for those traditionally deprived of that access. Professor Barton explains the premise of his next book, The Credentialed Court: Inside the Cloistered, Elite World of American Justice, which will be published in 2022, and the results of his research into the topic. Professor Barton also shares the successes he and his students are achieving utilizing A2J author software and basic coding to create tools and increase accessibility to legal solutions for the public.
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