Interference with Law Schools' Clinical Practices


ABA accreditation standards require law schools to offer “substantial opportunities for live-client or other real-life practice experiences.”   Most law schools fulfill this requirement by offering clinical law programs, which function much like internship programs for medical students. But clinic cases that contain complex and disputed facts can prove controversial and trigger state legislative constraints on the types of cases law school clinics can represent, as several of the articles below document.


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