The essential how-tos of daily practice are a subject that many in the faculty know nothing about—by design. One 2010 study of hiring at top-tier law schools since 2000 found that the median amount of practical experience was one year, and that nearly half of faculty members had never practiced law for a single day.
Nobody doubts that law professors are top-tier schools are wicked smart. But, do they know the right things? Shouldn't they have at least enough experience to reality check just a little?