ABA Pressed to Boost Law Students' Practical Training

, The National Law Journal

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A group of clinical law professors has asked the ABA's Counsel of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar to amend its law school accreditation standards to require that students complete 15 credit hours of real-world lawyering coursework.

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  • LeechORLeach?

    either works

  • HeSureHasaPointNEVERhireaLiaryer

    DE-REGISTER FROM THE VOTING ROLLS TOO, DO NOT CONSENT TO BEING GOVERNED BY anti-Constitutional entities who violate the original 13th amendment ( BAR members are NOT allowed in public office ). It is one HUGE SHAM. 4th of July? celebrate what freedom? You were born free, tricked into contracting with a corporation run by mob-rule (democracy), recognized as a legal person with zero human rights. Gee, what a deal. who really wants a Constitutional Republic where we the sovereign people have any say-so? Who wants human rights when u have civil rights that are trampled on by the supreme court of USA INC? Where so called judges puke on you daily with their legal emesis.

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  • Todd

    I did a clinical program in law school, and it was of minimal value. Clerking for a small law firm was a tremendously valuable experience. That said, aside from a brief period in private practice, I have been in some type of government service for most of my twenty-three years of practice. I do not know how you apply clinical programs to all law students when their careers will be so varied. It seems like it will detract from the academic experience of being taught by professors who are experts in their field. Law school is possibly the only time future lawyers will be directly exposed to these scholars. Law school is not a vo-tec. Trying to make it into a vo-tec will dumb down our profession. We should not lose sight of the fact that the study of law is an ancient, intellectual discipline, and that its value to society is rooted in its timeless principles.

  • Jules Victor

    We all know that the real concern for law school deans is that such an important requirement - learning how to be a lawyer - would stifle their ability to place students in useless and esoteric third year courses that exist solely to employ law professors who never practiced a day in their lives. I hated paying for it in my third year at half the tuition these students pay. Bleeding the future of our profession needs to end.

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