chapter  10
We Must Make Law Students Client-ready
ByJohn Burwell Garvey, Anne F. Zinkin
Pages 19

This chapter provides a possible starting point for schools that have not yet begun the move toward integrative education, and an opportunity for further discussion among those schools already in transition. It focuses on Daniel Webster Scholar (DWS) Honors Program, a unique program at the University Of New Hampshire School Of Law. Law schools have a duty to their students and society to provide a legal education that adequately trains law students to represent clients. The stated mission of the DWS Honors Program is 'Making Law Students Client-Ready'. The program does not presume to graduate new lawyers who are ready to take on all levels of complexity, and recognizes that legal education is a continuing process; it does seek to provide a practice-based, client-oriented education, which prepares law students for the awesome responsibility of representing. Failing to change how people teach law students in light of so much evidence and so many advances is tantamount to professional malpractice.