Education, Law Firms, England, Scotland, Partnership, Ethics, Professionalism


This Article addresses the issue of the needed collaboration between law schools and law firms about legal education after law school. The author proposes pilot projects be launched to increase collaboration between legal academics and law firms in the provision of legal education after law school. The Article suggests that the programs emulate the close partnerships that exist between the legal academy and legal profession in England and Scotland. The Article acknowledges why the training of lawyers is different now than in the past. The author compares the American law firm training programs with the post school education that takes place in the United Kingdom. Both the English and Scottish programs are detailed. The United Kingdom approaches are described as a model for similar collaboration in the United States.



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