What They Don’t Teach Law Students: Lawyering

Jerome Kowalski

Kowalski & Associates

November, 2011


David Segal, a venerable reporter for The New York Times continues his series of feature length exposes on the serious shortcomings and often blatant fraud in modern American legal education in his piece today entitled “What They Don’t Teach Law Students: Lawyering” . I previously addressed this critical issue and proposed some solutions; particularly following the rest of the world and requiring mandatory clerkships by law school graduates as a condition for bar admission, as required by every other nation in the world.

Segal previously exposed the fact that law school education is a rigged losing game as well as the shell game many law schools engage in with regard to the vanishing law school merit scholarship.

Segal and the Times continue to travel where few dare to tread.  Hopefully his powerful voice and  the venerable Times will be the catalyst for much needed change.



One Response

  1. […] David Segal of The New York Times today continued with his hard hitting series exposing the continuing crisis in American legal education. In his current piece, entitled “The Price to Play Its Way,” Segal features The Duncan Law School in the Appalachians (why there is a need for a law school in the Appalachians in a grotesquely over-lawyered nation is a separate question. I’ve addressed elsewhere.  I have also covered  Segal’s previous revelations concerning law schools revelations about legal education being akin to the non-existent Emperor’s new clothes elsewhere in this blog. […]

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