Law school 2.0: What the next generation of lawyers needs to know

Oct 16, 2017

I remember hearing time and time again from junior lawyers that it was not necessary to worry about what electives one took or how much one learned or did not learn during those three years of legal education as “the real learning, unless you are planning on pursuing a career in academia, starts once you enter the workplace.”

While I was at law school, I remember hearing time and time again from junior lawyers that it was not necessary to worry about what electives one took or how much one learned or did not learn during those three years of legal education as “the real learning, unless you are planning on pursuing a career in academia, starts once you enter the workplace.” The focus was on getting the best grades possible, surviving the three years and getting an articling role.

Unfortunately, in many ways, they were right! Even today, much of what a lawyer learns, especially for in-house lawyers, comes from the experiences obtained in the board room, at the negotiation table, within the court system and from working with your business partner in assessing risk.

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