Tight Job Market Could Drive Legal Ed Reform

Law360, New York (February 2, 2010, 5:35 PM EST) -- For years, law schools have talked about the need to provide students with more practical skills. Now, with the associate market at U.S. law firms contracting and competition for starting positions fiercer than ever, experts predict schools will put their money with their mouths are.

Law students who can hit the ground running after they graduate are bound to be more appealing to law firms, which have been forced to cut associate ranks and face a growing number of clients who refuse to foot the bill...
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