Monday, November 29, 2010

Law school clinics and academic freedom

The current issue of Academe Online ("Kneecapping" Academic Freedom) highlights increasing attacks on law school clinics. Clinics are an important opportunity for students to receive hands on legal experience, but clinics may be challenged when they represent clients opposed to corporate or legislative interests. The AAUP has a brief time-line of publicized challenges to law school clinics here.

Hat tip to Law Librarian blog for the story.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

1 comment:

Jazzie Casas said...

Is the job market only softening for law school grads looking for specific, high-paying jobs at the top law firms, or if it means that the United States has too many lawyers in general? However, a report earlier this year by the National Association of Law Placement indicated that even though the majority of law school graduates can still find jobs, a far higher percentage of those grads are now taking jobs that are temporary.




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