Readers may be interested in Heather MacDonald's sure-to-be-controversial article on law school clinical education in the latest issue of the City Journal.
This is an expanded version of her Wall Street Journal column on the topic last week.
Given small budgets, clinics must apply themselves where that money can be best spent, and typically that's serving underserved portions of the population thereby serving the purposes of education and the public service obligation of the university.
If that's too liberal for some, well, open your own.
She clearly picked the most egregious examples, and made no effort to show that they were typical of clinical programs.