The Hastings Strategic Plan

October 7th, 2011

Larry Ribstein and Dank Katz write about the UC Hastings “Strategic Plan.”

Larry isn’t impressed:

The plan (HT Leiter) has got everything, down to thinking about a mascot and faculty op-eds.

But I don’t see any planning for the future of legal education in the new legal information industry Hasting’s students will have to confront. This would seem to be sufficiently “strategic” to deserve some consideration.

Neither is Dan:

Lets just check the scoreboard for a moment:  UC Hastings is an institution that is just a few miles from the technology center of the entire world (click for the fun map) (what an unbelievable factor endowment!). So, in light of this fact, the UC-Hastings “strategic plan” basically makes no mention of the new legal information industry and how the institution might “strategically position” its students for technology infused Lawyering of the 21st Century.