List Serve

The Humanizing Legal Education List Serve provides the opportunity for interchange concerning the ways we conduct legal education, the impact those choices may have on the attitudes, values, needs, health and well being of law students, and the possible relationship between each of those matters and the reputed "crises" in the profession including issues of dissatisfaction, depression, excessive work and substance abuse; broad concerns for eroding civility/morality/"professionalism;" and the low opinion of the public for lawyers. Depending on the interest of subscribers, the list will further provide a forum for discussion of alternative teaching methods and current or proposed research for investigating these and related issues involving law students, law teachers, lawyers and judges.

The list serve has approximately 250 subscribers and has been an effective way to achieve many of the goals listed above. The volume of messages is generally very low, but lively discussions also take place and have brought very positive feedback. Some discussions of interest are posted here:

TO SUBSCRIBE: Go to and complete the

short form under the heading Subscribing to Law-legaled.  The system will reply and provide you with a welcome message and a password, which provides security and activates the subscription to the list. If you forget your password, there is a reminder option on the page. If you encounter problems with this procedure please contact Professor Larry Krieger.

LIMITATION: In order to minimize e-mail traffic and encourage membership on the list, please keep your messages within the stated purposes of the list. The list owner will, if necessary, moderate the list or amend its membership in order to keep the discussion progressive and within its intended purposes. Other restrictions may be imposed to avoid commercial or obscene messages, etc. List membership is expected to be composed primarily of legal educators, although attorneys, judges, law students and others are welcome to participate.

REPLIES: Please note that replies to posted messages will reach the entire list only if "REPLY TO ALL" is selected; if "REPLY" is selected, only the originator of the message will receive your reply. This should help avoid unintended messages to the group.

HELP: If you need help or are unable to eliminate problems given the instructions in the welcome message, please e-mail the list owner, Professor Larry Krieger and copy your message to Steve Lawlor.