A couple weeks back I posted on Heather McDonald's City Journal article on Law School Clinics. This week she has been debating Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., in the Legal Affairs Debate Club on the question, "Should Law Schools Abandon Clinics?"
Of the top law schools, btw, Columbia is generally considered the most liberal. Yay alma mater!
Thief, Student responses to surveys are next to worthless, since everyone just says what people want them to hear. (Heck, I did that quite well for several years of my life. That is how I paid my students loans off.) I don't know what society "needs." But, Theif, if you want to conduct that survey you propose, go ahead. It is more than that silly girl did, and it might shed some light. Nevertheless, all we have now is your "bet" as to how it would turn out.