Law schools nationwide are tweaking their curriculums to solve a growing and nagging problem that has surfaced on many campuses: second- and third-year students becoming disengaged.

“I think a lot of students vote with their feet in the third year [of] law school — they disappear. … I think what the students are really telling us is [that] we’re not doing as good a job in the second and third year,” said Dickey Walter, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin Law School.