Our symposium today asks the question: Is there a gap in lawyer training to be narrowed? My answer is: Probably. Is it any greater than the gap that existed twenty or thirty years ago? I think not. Law schools are graduating women and men well prepared to begin the practice of law. True, there is much that new law school graduates do not yet know. But in a short time—two to three years—most new law graduates gain the skills and substantive knowledge needed to be successful.
From Sink or Swim to the Apprenticeship: Choices for Lawyer Training,
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