Today’s New York Times editorial focuses on law schools and the way they teach. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/opinion/legal-education-reform.html?_r=1&hp
On the list of burning societal problems, many may see this as low down on thh scale. For clients in need of consistent ways in which to budget costs, including legal costs, there needs to be some reform in the manner in which training is undertaken.
Addressing these issues requires changing legal education and how the profession sees its responsibility to serve the public interest as well as clients. Some schools are moving in promising directions. The majority are still stuck in an outdated instructional and business model.