The American Bar Association last week approved a resolution that encourages legal education providers to develop “practice ready lawyers” by enhancing clinical work and supervised activities and developing more “capstone” courses in the final year.

The resolution was sponsored by the New York State Bar Association and inspired by a ground-breaking 1992 report commissioned by Robert MacCrate, who served as president of both the ABA and the State Bar. The report is credited with prompting law schools to include more practical training in their curriculum.