Law Schools Are Urged to Focus More on Practical Skills and Less on Research

Law schools should stop being "wannabe" research institutions and do a better job of training their students in the hands-on skills that prospective employers complain that many of them lack, according to speakers at a weekend meeting here.

That shift is sorely needed at a time when graduates face a dismal job market and big law firms are balking at training new associates, some legal educators noted during a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Association of