In clinic, students get a glance at the lawyer they will be someday. They gain confidence that, indeed, they will be a "good" lawyer. They understand the context in which their classroom learning will be applied. In short, they are able to integrate their law school experience.
Scarnecchia, Suellyn. "The Role of Clinical Programs in Legal Education." Mich. B. J. 77, no. 7 (1998): 674-7.