August 11, 2011
"This Situation Absolutely Requires a Really Futile and Stupid Gesture Be Done on Somebody's Part:" ABA Adopts Resolution on Skills Training
Tuesday, the ABA adopted a Resolution on Skills Training, politely charactered by Paul Kirgis as "tepid" on ADR Prof Blog ("No mention of the actual skills that lawyers need."). I think the edited text speaks for itself:
|Click to enlarge. Source.
For background, see Mark Giangrande's Aug. 5, 2011 LLB post:
Always optimistic, Jim Levy opines on Legal Skills Prof Blog:
The resolution seems largely symbolic, though, since the ABA isn't requiring, or even suggesting, specific action on the part of law schools. Perhaps it's the thought that counts.
Sorry Jim, but at some point in time, like now, action must speak louder than words.
The ABA dropped "the big one." Time for Delta force, Animal House-style. [JH]