Susan Cartier Liebel wrote an excellent post about her teaching a law school class for aspiring solo practitioners. We need more classes like this in law schools. I'm not sure I would have taken it back then, but even the option would have been nice. The "better" the school (and I went to one of them), the less practical law you learn. I'm not saying that is good or bad, it is just reality. I have long been an advocate of cutting the law school curriculum to three or four semesters of classroom time with the balance being spent in clinical and practical education. So many students come out of law school and start practicing knowing less than nothing, which is a bar to solo practice for many because of sheer fear. At least doctors have residencies. And our friends to the north have "articling" where you essentially train with other lawyers as an intern in all practical aspects of practice. Great idea, Canada.