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Conference Proceeding

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13 Cornell Law Forum 8 (Feb. 1987)


I want to talk about an important issue in legal education today: the role of clinical education in the law school curriculum. I hope to shed some light on that issue by looking at another professional school model-not the medical school model, which is the usual approach, but the music school model. I want to reflect on my experiences as a student at the Eastman School of Music and my recent conversations with Robert Freeman, the director of the Eastman School, and members of the Eastman faculty. In so doing, I want to suggest some parallels between musical and legal education that may enable us to see clinical legal education in a different light.


These remarks were made at a Cornell alumni luncheon held on April 15, 1986, at the Plaza Hotel in Rochester, New York.