Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Legal OnRamp founder offers advice for fixing broken legal education system

Paul Lippe, the founder of the lawyer-social networking site Legal OnRamp, offers some advice on how law schools can do a much better job preparing students for the practice of law.  And guess what?  Adding more skills training into the curriculum is among the top suggestions.

Here are the rest courtesy of the online ABA Journal:

• Accelerate the curriculum and include: 1 year of case method (only); 1 year of clinical training of legal training

• Add more practice-oriented teaching.

• Be smarter about using technology to connect students to practitioners and clients.

• Move back from constituent-centered management to mission-centered management of the school.

Read more of Mr. Lippe commentary here.  I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl)

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