Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

OSJCL Amici Board of Advisors

OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

Law School and The Real World Practice of Law

So they send you to law school for three years to learn how to be a lawyer. In those three years you learn to think like a lawyer, act like a lawyer, and ultimately be a lawyer; or so they say. Law school is the breeding ground for new lawyers and is undoubtedly a prerequisite to actually practicing law; but does law school really teach us how to actually be lawyers or just how to pass the bar exam so that we can legally practice law? Where do we learn how to be an actual attorney, in law school or in the real world practice of the law? We have students weigh in on the issue below and will continue this discussion with insight from current prosecution and defense practitioners.



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