There was a consensus at the first panel discussion on how law schools are addressing major changes in legal practice and accrediting standards for legal education, that law schools are doing a good job teaching critical thinking and legal analysis. A recurring theme was that more experiential legal education is needed to help students become "practice ready." Deficits in legal writing, problem solving, and understanding the various contexts within which legal problems arise were concerns. A major issue is how do schools enhance legal education given the unsustainable costs and changes in the legal profession?
Margaret Ivey Bacigal, How are Law Schools Addressing Major Changes in the Practice of Law and in Accrediting Standards for Legal Education?, Va. Law., October 2012 at 22.