Missouri has four excellent law schools. However, they have been operating at a disadvantage compared to schools in states providing for law student internship. The law students, the state, and the bar in states permitting student internship have a tremendous opportunity to reap such inestimable benefits as increased legal services for the poor, relief for the bar from some of the burden of providing legal services in non-fee producing cases, an increased awareness on the part of law students of the law's relation to the problems of society, and an increased competence of lawyers educated in the schools of the state. The goal of this comment is to review the purpose of the Missouri rule, to outline the provisions proposed, and to review the legal precedent for such a program.

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