Why Hands-on Training is Not Enough

Law schools are slowly waking up to the possibility that the entry-level job market undergoing a profound, structural transformation. The trends are not encouraging. Since 2004, total employment in law offices has been flat while law school enrollment increased by 7 percent. 

The daunting economics facing law schools is intertwined with heightened business pressures on practicing lawyers. To help ease these pressures, many employers are telling law schools that we need to do a better job producing practice ready graduates who can "hit the ground running."

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