Law Schools Revamp Their Curricula to Teach Practical Skills

Pete Marovich for The Chronicle

Washington and Lee U. School of Law has jettisoned the entire third year of its program and rebuilt it from scratch. The new curriculum replaces electives with practice-based courses, in a mock courtroom using simulated clients, in specialties like international, securities, tax, and criminal law.
February 27, 2011

With one day left before their preliminary hearing, the prosecution team was scrambling to pull together evidence to support its case for first-degree murder. The disturbing writings scrawled on the wall of the shooter's apartment might indicate a…

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