November 21, 2011
A Sunday New York Times article, “What They Don’t Teach Law Students: Lawyering,” says CUNY Law’s clinical program stands out for its success at teaching students to integrate what they learn into practical lawyering skills.
The article, which talks about the lack of adequate preparation of most new law graduates says:
“The exceptions are those who teach legal clinics, which are programs where students learn to counsel clients (usually poor), draft documents and even litigate, all under faculty supervision. Legal clinics are a growing presence on nearly every campus, and many – like Washington University’s Law School in St. Louis and the CUNY School of Law in Queens – get high marks for quality and participation.”