Thursday, January 28, 2016
What Hiring Partners Think Students Need to Learn
LexisNexis has surveyed hiring partners and issued a white paper. Here are the highlights:
Hiring partners reveal new attorney readiness for real world practice, will help inform law schools of the specific content and tasks they can integrate into applicable classes and experiential learning programs pursuant to employer demand and the new ABA standards.
Key findings include:
- 96% believe that newly graduated law students lack practical skills related to litigation and transactional practice.
- 66% deem writing and drafting skills highly important with emphasis on motions, briefs and pleadings
- Newer attorneys spend 40% – 60% of their time conducting legal research · 88% of hiring partners think proficiency using “paid for” research services is highly important
- Students lack advanced legal research skills in the areas of statutory law, regulations, legislation and more.
- The most important transactional skills include business and financial concepts, due diligence, drafting contracts and more.
Read the full paper with charts (here). Hiring partners reveal new attorney readiness for real world practice, or view this Executive Overview Prezi*. *Chrome™ or Firefox® is best for viewing Prezi.