Sunday, February 27, 2011
Deborah McMurray has a great post on her Law Firm 4.0 blog about her recent presentation to a group on students at SMU Law School. The post is called "Law Practice Management Class - SMU Law School. What's on their minds."
She focused on marketing on the Internet, but centered her talk around two questions and the students's answers to those questions.
She asked them:
- When you think of starting your careers in a year or two, what is the biggest opportunity you see that the Internet can bring you?
- What is your greatest fear when you think about the Internet and your career?
The post shares their answers and their concerns. Deborah notes that the students concerns about the impact of the Internet on the profession track the concerns of lawyers. It's fascinating reading.
Deborah also links in the post to her presentation slides.
There does seem to be a bit more of a trend in the last year or so of inviting people knowledgeable on law practice managment to speak to law students.
I (Dennis Kennedy) will be speaking to a group of students at the University of Missouri Law School in April about careers, social media, technology and whatever else students have on their minds. I'm looking forward to it. As Deborah indicates in her post, there definitely seems to be demand for these types of sessions.