A Plea for Real-World Training in Law Schools

Carnegie Foundation report suggests more focus on clients, less on Socratic dialogues

While medical, business, and other professional schools frequently reinvent their curricula to require that students get hands-on practice before beginning their careers, law-school teaching has remained remarkably unchanged over the past century.

As a result, many students graduate with little experience working with real clients and an inadequate grounding in ethical and social issues,