In this Article, Mr. Ostertag compares German and United States legal education. He believes that the differences in the two educational systems result from such factors as the separate development of the respective educational programs, the different training goals each system has for law students, and the relative significance of code law instruction and case method instruction. The author perceives a dichotomy between legal theory and practice, and he believes that law schools could bridge this gap through a comprehensive internship program that would expose students to all aspects of legal practice.
Juergen R. Ostertag,
Legal Education in Germany and the United States--A Structural Comparison,
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