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Jon M. Garon & Debra Moss Curtis, Connecting to Legal Education: Mapping and Navigating the Modern Legal Marketplace
NSU College of Law (2016)
  • Jon M. Garon, Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law
  • Debra Moss Curtis, Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law
Abstract
Law school education today faces more law schools with fewer applicants. Students, in turn, have compressed LSAT scores. New experiential graduation requirements and legal writing requirements narrow the potential range of courses offered while business and technology courses are slowly being introduced. For law firms, a focus on hiring new lawyers with both legal and marketplace skills is increasingly important. Skills valued in new hires still somewhat different from the skill sets valued in new partners. Law schools and law firm training programs must both expanded ‘soft-skills’ critical to success of law firms. A renewed partnership between law schools and bar is needed to develop and teach the skills valued by modern law firms and their clients.
Keywords
  • law,
  • education,
  • legal education,
  • law firms,
  • law firm hiring,
  • legal learning outcomes,
  • new normal
Publication Date
Winter February 29, 2016
Citation Information
Jon M. Garon and Debra Moss Curtis. "Jon M. Garon & Debra Moss Curtis, Connecting to Legal Education: Mapping and Navigating the Modern Legal Marketplace" NSU College of Law (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/debra_curtis/9/