After sending Judge Kane a link to "Federal Judge Says Law Schools Need To Change" (CityTownInfo.com), I received this e-mail from him:
Law schools do need to change ---so does the profession, if nothing else by ending the billable hour---- and so do the courts, if nothing else by throwing out the present rules of procedure and coming up with an entirely new paradigm.
I don't think any of these changes will happen. What I think will happen is that legal education and the law as we know it will vanish as they become increasingly irrelevant. The Age of Administration is already here.
The universities have been ruined by the shift to administrators; the courts and lawyers continue to price themselves out of the market.
----But then, I'm an optimist. Imagine the whole system as a replication of the airline industry.
Posted with his permission, of course.