Law schools’ lost opportunities

Law schools’ lost opportunities by regular Dialogue contributor  extends our discourse of legal education and the need to modernise law schools in the face of rapidly changing needs and the technological revolution.    

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Urgent: Law’s Looming Skills Crisis

Urgent: Law’s Looming Skills Crisis, today’s piece from the inimitable Mark Cohen, is a powerful wake-up call to the legal profession and its regulatory and educational institutions. I am publishing Law’s Looming Skills Crisis in part to help spread Mark’s message to the law schools of the world and in part to draw further attention to the Master of Legal Business which is being pioneered the College of Law. Mark and I both sit on the Master of Legal Business Program Board the and also contribute to the teaching of three of the subjects.  

Read why Mark writes “Law is mired in the mindset and training of the third industrial revolution“.

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For what are law schools training students?

Today from the redoubtable Mark A. Cohen Dialogue on Remaking Law Firms posts For what are law schools training students? This is part of our recent series on law schools and their role in the legal services ecosystem.

The legal profession and the trillion-dollar global industry are undergoing a transformation. The seminal elements of legal practice—differentiated expertise, experience, skills, and judgment—remain largely unchanged. The delivery of legal services is a different story altogether.

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The confusion of legal education + post-script

While The Confusion Of Legal Education is based on US experience, it’s relevant to all developed countries.

There may be one or two individuals out there who have missed the deluge of articles about what is happening in legal education. Let me bring you up to speed. The recession wrought its fury on the robust pipeline of undergraduate students going to law school, ripping it open and allowing students in that pipeline to spill out and head towards other occupations.

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Where are the law schools?

My post today – Where are the law schools? – is prompted by this media release ‘College of Law to Introduce Australia’s First Master of Legal Business Degree’.

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Remaking News of the Week: The best little law school in Australia

I recently joined a large crowd for breakfast in Melbourne to hear Foundation Dean Dan Hunter of the Swinburne Law School espouse why he is leading what he intends to be ‘the best little law school in Australia’.

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