Sunday, May 19, 2019

Harvard to host inaugural conference for law students on legal research skills

Harvard Law School along with other local schools Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, and Suffolk will be hosting on Tuesday the inaugural conference on legal research skills called Prepare to Practice Legal Research Conference for law studentsAccording to the website, the day-long conference will bring together law students and practitioners to talk about the "real world" legal research skills they will need for that first internship or job. From the website:

Sharpen research skills before starting a new internship or future job! 

The inaugural Prepare to Practice Conference offers students from five ​Boston-area law schools the chance to learn about useful techniques from actual practitioners.

Attendees will hear speakers from firms, courts, non-profits and law schools, as well as have the chance to network with a variety of legal professionals.

Learn research tips and tricks targeted to your needs. Broaden your knowledge ​with the help of industry experts.

While our readers who aren't in the Boston area obviously won't be attending, I'm posting about this because I think the idea of organizing a conference in which students will get the chance to interact with a panel of practicing lawyers about what skills they'll need for their first law job is an excellent one. I'd like to see it catch on more broadly, if others schools aren't already doing something similar.  And if you're in the Boston area and wind up attending this conference, please drop us a line and let us know how it went.


p.s. To our loyal readers (and especially my co-blogger Scott), I apologize for my sporadic contributions to this blog lately. Between dealing with a back injury that requires surgery next month and a project that's been a major time-suck - doing a make-over of Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing - my schedule has taken a beating. But I'm now getting back into the swing of things. Thanks for your indulgence.

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