Monday, March 4, 2013

U Penn Law Partners with Business School to Teach Executive Management

From the National Law Journal:

Penn this fall will launch a partnership with Wharton aimed at providing law students with key management and business skills. Second-and-third year students will have the option to spend a semester in an executive management course specifically designed for them, taught by Wharton faculty and housed within the business school.

"The idea is that the practice of law occurs within large organizations now, and as a lawyer you need to be thinking about how to manage that entity," said law dean Michael Fitts.

Many law schools have moved to incorporate business and management skills into existing courses or have introduced new classes, seminars or bootcamps on those topics. Fitts said the Wharton partnership is unique because it places leadership and management skills front and center and is taught by business faculty. He did not know of any other law school with similar arrangements.

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