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Law school promises a great many things to future lawyers. An exceptional score on the LSAT exam has the potential to open doors at the nation’s most prestigious universities. Once in the classroom, a century-old curriculum promises to shape the minds of tomorrow’s leaders, equipping them with the tools they need to make their mark on the law. Does law school actually deliver on those promises though? Does the admissions process result in a diverse and qualified class of students, or have schools come to rely too heavily on standardized test scores? Within the classroom, professors count on the Socratic method to teach students how to think like a lawyer, but at what cost to their mental health? These are the questions we aim to answer in our two-part podcast series Law360 Explores: The Law School Promise. We’ll take a deep look at whether the structures of legal education are working to the benefit of students and the legal profession as a whole, and we’ll explore some of the ways that law school could do better.