The Law Schools

Lastly, we know that any change has to be supported by efforts aimed at the next generation of legal professionals—through law schools. New lawyers are facing increasing challenges in the profession, and we are at the forefront of efforts to improve the way that legal education functions so that graduates are better prepared to meet those challenges.

We work with a consortium of 33 law schools across the nation and have created a platform for those schools and educators to collaborate in innovating. We have succeeded in elevating the conversation beyond individual school self-interest, to fundamental questions that focus on what is needed to prepare lawyers to serve clients.

We study innovative curricula and share the results so that others might learn and adopt. We have empowered prospective law students by giving them access to transparent information about how law school graduates fared in the employment market.

And, following a national study, we are equipping the most innovative law schools in the country with specific information about the kinds of skills, competencies, and characteristics that legal employers require of new graduates. Our next steps will be to take that information to the law schools and challenge them to amend their curricula to emphasize these foundational requirements.