A different approach is for universities to have both a professional law school and an academic law department.
Under this approach, the professional school would be staffed by instructors whose job is to teach legal skills to lawyers-in-training. Instructors would not be expected to write books or articles. Instead, they would bring expertise in teaching practical skills.
The academic law department would be very different from the professional school. It would be staffed by tenured and tenure-track professors. The principle task of these professors would be research and writing. Like faculty members in other departments,