Clinical Costs: Separating Fact From Opinion
Clinical Legal Education Association Newsletter, Vol. 24 (Spring 2016)
4 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2019
Date Written: April 25, 2016
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
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