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What exactly are you guys referring to when you talk about nuts and bolts? Nothing can ever substitute for real life experience. I think a good starting point for law schools would be to teach more procedure within substantive law courses. The tenure faculty could do that. Lets face it, almost never, even if law schools emphasized practical skills would anything but a tiny percentage of students be able to hand complex cases straight out of law school. It would be nice though if law students could at least handle simple cases.
Law school simply teaches legal reasoning, and that's invaluable out here in practice. You can give me a set of facts, some relevant code, and some case law, and I can probably make heads or tails of it. Further, law school helps acclimate you to performing under pressure, which is handy when you're arguing in a courtroom full of colleagues with a gallery behind you. You could never learn all the "nuts and bolts" you need to in law school. "The law" is far, far too vast. And most professors (with the exception of your adjuncts) are so far removed from the reality of legal practice they wouldn't be of much help anyway. Hell, you could spend three years learning all the ins and outs of criminal law, get out and get a job in civil litigation, and you'd find that all that "practical" learning has almost no application to what you've been hired to do. See where I'm going?