San Diego Law Review


William Pincus

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The present system of educating and qualifying lawyers is questionable on ethical grounds because it holds out that it is preparing lawyers to serve clients when it does not do so. Limited to classroom and library in law school and to written exercises on Bar examinations, our educational and qualification process ignores the necessary transition from learning theory and doctrine to putting these into practice with a client. The present systems leaves untouched the largest part of the professional development of the lawyer, satisfied as it is with achievement in intellectual analysis and unconcerned as it has been with professional competence.