ABA: Law schools getting the message on practical skills

, The National Law Journal


The dismal job market for newly minted lawyers has influenced how most law school administrators approach their course offerings, with 76 percent of the institutions surveyed by the American Bar Association reporting that they've modified their curricula to adapt.

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  • Lulaine

    It's about time that law schools finally got the message. The lawsuit while its working its way through the court systems seems to be having an effect. My guess is since law schools offer up the statistics they have known for a long time that students aren't getting what they need and they have been slowly instituting the classes students need. http://www.legalfunding.com/

  • Mike

    Times sure have changed. When I was in law school, on the very first day, the professors would haughtily sniff (in their best John Houseman imitation): "This is NOT a TRADE school! We don't TRAIN people to DO anything. You're here to learn to THINK like a lawyer." Guess that doesn't play too well anymore.

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