Comment: Paragraphs 4 and 5 above, written by a former law school dean and ABA president, demonstrate the depth of our legal system's problems. In paragraph 4. Professor McHugh is praised as a very fine teacher; thus we are assured, from the writer's point of view, that McHugh's students will practice law competently. And, giving the writer the benefit of the doubt, lets assume that his students do learn their law well from the purely technical standpoint.
Comment: However, as pointed out in the previous article McHugh employs or flouts hypocrisy, intimidation, sexual harassment, sleaze, and the degenerate good old boy system. I would think in the mind of most people, McHugh is such a total moral degenerate that he couldn't possibly be a good teacher, particularly of law, a subject which most people view should have moral standards. (If for instance, he were teaching mechanical engineering, the negative impact on society would be far less, even if his students liked his style of teaching.)
Comment: I think its fair to say that this professor would not have lasted so long in virtually any other major university discipline. I for one, don't remember hearing of any college professor that even cames close to him. And the reason is clear in this letter. Lawyers separate law from morality, and this law school at least is turning out a product that is, over all, morally degenerate. On the other hand, law as a science could never become so out of line and degenerate; for it would have to meet our society's psychological, sociological and economic needs and standards, as well as those that would be developed specifically for law through further inquiry.
This is a page in the section entitled Why Can't Law Schools Teach Ethics? --FSU in the Web site entitled Legal Reform through Transforming the Discipline of Law into a Science .