Profs Urge Law Schools To Raise 'Dismal' Skills Training Bar

Law360, New York (July 3, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- A national organization of clinical law professors is pushing for dramatically higher requirements for skills training in accredited law schools.

In a July 1 letter from the Clinical Legal Education Association to the American Bar Association's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, the organization called current law school accreditation requirements for experiential learning "dismal."

The CLEA, which represents about a 1,000 clinical law professors, urged the ABA to strengthen school accreditation standards and require every prospective J.D. graduate to complete the equivalent of...
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