oa De Rebus - Searching for competence - current trends in education for legal practice in the United States: Part II: post-admission legal education
|Article Title||Searching for competence - current trends in education for legal practice in the United States: Part II: post-admission legal education|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Aug 1983|
|Pages||387 - 392|
|Keyword(s)||Continuing legal education, Disciplinary proceedings, Formulation of standards, Para-lawyers, Peer review programmes, Specialist certification, Taxation and Workmen's compensation|
Although the available research confirms that experience dramatically and fairly rapidly improves competence, there is none the less clear evidence that incompetence is not the preserve of the newly qualified. It therefore seems obvious that even an adequate pre-admission education is no guarantee against incompetence in subsequent professional life.
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