Every task performed by a lawyer can be analyzed and evaluated as a manifestation of that lawyer's underlying abilities. A system for analyzing these tasks, when conducted in a valid and consistent manner, could eventually result in the creation of standards for all legal education, ranging from teaching methods and curriculum design to questions of student retention and lawyer certification. The Competency-Based Task Force of the Antioch School of Law has been working on such a system for six years and believes that a workable model has been developed. The purpose of this article is to describe and explain that model, and to give some examples of its uses.


Symposium: Clinical Legal Education and the Legal Profession