Law Schools: Learning by Trying

LAW SCHOOLS Learning by Trying

"The adversary system," said Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark in a speech to Houston lawyers and law students, "operates on the basis that effective representation of opposing interests is a better lie detector than any machine." Unhappily, he added, U.S. law schools have so neglected trial training that "from where I sit, it appears that the tribe of advocates is a vanishing race." The country's few skilled advocates, said Clark, are now so swamped that court delays could conceivably force the abolition of trial by jury.

Ex-Prosecutor Clark is determined to do what he can to prevent...

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