Law schools increase practical training

July 9, 2012 Law schools are responding to the worsening job market by offering students more courses that teach practical skills, says a new survey conducted by the American Bar Association.

The survey compares current curricula to those offered between 1992 and 2002, and reveals ‘a renewed commitment by law schools to review and revise their curricula to produce practice-ready professionals," according to Hulett "Bucky" Askew, the ABA's consultant on legal education. Askew added: "The report illuminates the extent to which faculties and administrators have responded to the evolving needs of their students and to changes in the legal services industry."

The new course offerings include clinics, simulations and externships, which are designed to make graduates more competitive in the job market.

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