Robert B. McKay


Does clinical legal education meet the test of necessity? An affirmative answer is here suggested for the following reasons. First, skills training is an important adjunct to analytical training and is nowhere better provided than in appropriately designed clinical programs. Second, neither students nor prospective employers should be satisfied with a legal education that omits reference to the practical world of skills training. Third, contrary to the common belief of earlier generations, skills training can be better accomplished through the systematic training programs of the law schools than through the more haphazard training of law firms and other law offices.


Symposium: Clinical Legal Education and the Legal Profession: Prefatory Remarks