Brian Garner, author and, among other things, editor of Black's Law Dictionary, recently conducted a series of interviews with the justices of the United States Supreme Court. Transcripts of those interviews appear in the 2010 edition of The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing.
Justice Roberts, never shy about voicing his opinions regarding the current legal landscape, makes the following statement about law schools in general:
"I think it's extraordinary these days - the tremendous disconnect between the legal academy and the legal profession. They occupy two different universes. What the academy is doing, as far as I can tell, is largely of no use or interest to people who actually practice law." p. 37.
This statement should be considered in light on the recent trend of many law schools to offer a more "real world" curriculum as noted in a recent post here.