The State of Trial Advocacy and Legal Education: Three New Studies
The appearance of three recent studies-two of trial judges' perceptions of trial lawyers' performance I and one of law school graduates' perceptions of the utility of legal training 2-provides an opportunity to re- evaluate the state of lawyer competence and the effect of law schools on that competence.3 With increased pressures in the profession for reformation of law school curricula, including the prescription of particular subjects,4 separation of the imagined failings of law schools from the genuine deficiencies has become increasingly important.
Place of Original Publication
Journal of Legal Education
30 Journal of Legal Education 253 (1979)
Jensen, Erik M. and Cramton, Roger C., "The State of Trial Advocacy and Legal Education: Three New Studies" (1979). Faculty Publications. 904.