Friday, September 19, 2014
In this editorial from the Huffington Post, Adobe's General Counsel, Michael Dillon, calls on law schools to change the way they educate students so they learn the practical skills employers want. As others have suggested (here, here and here), Mr. Dillon says that law schools need to do more to help law students understand business basics. He also mentions a few innovative programs like CU's tech accelerator project and Michigan State's ReInvent Law Laboratory (here and here) as good ideas more schools need to explore. Also among his suggestions is that schools model themselves after medical schools (here, here and here) by providing mentored, residency-like experiences during the 3L year. Though there's nothing especially new here, it's important to give an ear to the people who will be hiring our students like Mr. Dillon. An excerpt:
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You can continue reading Mr. Dillon's thoughts here.