University of Wisconsin Law School ranks fourth in the nation for its clinical offerings, according to PreLaw Magazine.
The magazine’s sister publication, The National Jurist, ranked law schools by the number of their clinical opportunities using data from the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to Law Schools, 2013 edition. To determine the top schools, each school’s number of full-time clinical course positions was divided by its number of full-time students.
UW Law was one of the first law schools to initiate a clinical program, and since then, it has strengthened and increased the clinical opportunities, in areas as varied as criminal law, health-care advocacy, and business law and entrepreneurship. Under the direct supervision of clinical professors or supervising attorneys, students meet with clients, perform factual investigations, research legal issues, prepare client letters, draft legal documents and write briefs.
In all, 20 schools appeared on the list, with Yale Law School, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the University of the District of Columbia ranking first, second and third, respectively.
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Submitted by Law School News on January 22, 2014
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