Law Schools offer jobs to graduates

March 7, 2013 The New York Times has reported on an initiative by the law school at Arizona State University to offer graduates clinical legal experience.

Law dean Douglas J. Sylvester led the effort to found a non-profit law firm that will provide graduates with much-needed experience and training in the ailing job market, while providing low-cost legal services and thus improving access to justice.

The legal clinic will launch this summer, and over the next few years 30 graduates will work for pay under experienced legal practitioners.

There are twelve such graduate initiatives across the US, including the City University of New York and Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. And many more schools are working toward increasing skills training with clinics and externships.

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