The divide between legal education and legal practice emerged as a key issue at a conference that kicked off Friday in the start of what organizers call a yearlong "contest of ideas" sponsored by Harvard Law School and New York Law School. Program organizer Elizabeth Chambliss says several factors sparked the initiative: deep cuts in associate hiring, recession-driven changes to the broader legal market and a highly critical Carnegie Foundation report on how law schools are failing to teach students practical skills.
The Future of Legal Education: Get Real
The American Lawyer
April 13, 2010