Comparative Legal Education: An Introduction to US Legal Education and Preparation for the Practice of Law

6 Jurist Review 20 (2009)

Renmin University Law Review, Beijing, China, (Chinese translation), 2009

Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-02

29 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2012 Last revised: 21 Aug 2012

Date Written: May 1, 2009

Abstract

US legal education is a 3 year, graduate-level program that focuses on professional education in the common-law tradition. US law schools seek to introduce students to legal analysis, a wide range of legal subjects, an increasing array of legal skills, and professional values. Not surprisingly, US legal education faces continuing criticism over its effectiveness in preparing students for the practice of law. The goal of this article is to provide an overview of US legal education, along with some analysis of the challenges of implementing legal education in the US and critiques and criticisms of the current legal education model.

Keywords: US legal education

Suggested Citation

McMorrow, Judith A., Comparative Legal Education: An Introduction to US Legal Education and Preparation for the Practice of Law (May 1, 2009). 6 Jurist Review 20 (2009) , Renmin University Law Review, Beijing, China, (Chinese translation), 2009, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-02, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2076718

Judith A. McMorrow (Contact Author)

Boston College - Law School ( email )

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Newton, MA 02459-1163
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