Clinical Costs: Separating Fact From Opinion

Clinical Legal Education Association Newsletter, Vol. 24 (Spring 2016)

4 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2019

See all articles by Robert R. Kuehn

Robert R. Kuehn

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Date Written: April 25, 2016

Abstract

Some argue that expanding clinical legal education to follow the lead of other professional schools and ensure that every student graduates with a clinical experience is too expensive. Yet the facts show otherwise. A growing number of schools already require a clinical experience as a condition of graduation without noticeable impacts on their tuition. In addition, regression analysis indicates that there is no relationship, or even an inverse relationship, between the availability of clinical courses and a school's published tuition rate. These facts show that it is the will of law schools and legal education officials, not the costs of clinical legal education, that are preventing a required clinical experience for all law students.

Keywords: Legal Education, Law School, Clinical Legal Education, Experiential Education

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Kuehn, Robert R., Clinical Costs: Separating Fact From Opinion (April 25, 2016). Clinical Legal Education Association Newsletter, Vol. 24 (Spring 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3355694 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3355694

Robert R. Kuehn (Contact Author)

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law ( email )

Campus Box 1120
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
United States
314-935-5706 (Phone)
314-935-5356 (Fax)

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