Can law schools create "practice-ready" graduates?

With the legal job market in a difficult spot, some people have suggested that law schools should strive to create "practice-ready" graduates. This idea is misguided, according to Robert Condlin, a law professor at the University of Maryland. For one thing, the idea of a practice-ready graduate is poorly defined, he writes. He also notes that working to develop practice-ready graduates would not solve underlying problems in the job market.

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