As chairman of the Devitt Committee I was exposed to a wide range of views concerning the issue of the quality of trial advocacy in this country's courts. That experience made apparent the seriousness of the problem of inadequate trial advocacy and the necessity for appropriate remedies. The cure for this lies primarily with the law schools. What is needed is a fundamental change in attitude among American law schools. This commentary will establish that these pragmatic views have the support of logic, history and the available hard evidence.
Edward J. Devitt,
Why Don't Law Schools Teach Law Students How to Try Law Suits,
29 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol29/iss4/3