Article about W&L's 3L curriculum vis-a-vis job placement
Unfortunate, because it's a great idea.
I still think it will pay off in the end for W&L. They're at least trying things and trying to get their students' work, which is more than can be said for a lot of schools.
I think you misread the article, this new program is in no way getting them 'work', but trying to 'better prepare them'.
"The number of legal jobs depends much more on client demand and employer entrepreneurship than on the experience that new graduates possess. Maybe the employers recruiting at Washington & Lee have recognized that truth."
That's the key line, Recruiters are not coming to W&L when UVA, W&M, Duke, etc are all right there. http://outsidethelawschoolscam.blogspot ... d-lee.html
" Tellingly, as well, not a single W&L law grad in either 2011 or 2012 tried to go solo. Not that that is ever a wise idea, but if recent W&L grads truly felt confident in the real world practice skills they derived from their third year of law school, you would think a few would give it a try, especially since half of them could not get a full-time law job."
W&L is a trap school, the American of the T30's. No nearby market, 3rd best law school in the state. They really should be ranked around #50.