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Alli Gerkman
For years, there is one piece of advice I give prospective law students that hasn’t changed: take time off before you go to law school. Work, travel, volunteer. Do something that isn’t school. Experience the world, whatever that means to you. So it didn’t surprise me when lawyers responding to our Foundations for...
Guest Post
James Moliterno
Since 1982, I have been an experiential education proponent, but a somewhat unusual one. For my entire 35 years in legal education, I have lived with one foot on each side of the unfortunate and artificial divide that exists between, for lack of better terminology, experience-oriented faculty and classroom-oriented...
Caitlin Anderson
Last September, we held our 5th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference, where we welcomed approximately 100 legal educators and legal employers from around the country (and the world!) to discuss the measurement of meaningful learning outcomes and development of hiring criteria, focusing on the results of our...
Mark Staines
Our Foundations for Practice project has permeated the profession as law schools and legal employers seek to bridge the gap between ensuring students learn the right skills and competencies to be successful in practice and ensuring legal employers have the best hiring criteria to secure the right candidates. In a...
Guest Post
Martin J. Katz
There is an exciting movement toward practical legal education in U.S. law schools. There are many good reasons for this movement, including demand from students and potential students, as well as demand from the employers and clients that will hire those students. Additionally, a plethora of compelling studies...
Mark Staines
By now, anyone who is familiar with the Foundations for Practice study knows that the data gathered from the 24,000+ lawyers surveyed provides a gold mine of information for law schools, the legal profession (especially legal employers), and law students/recent grads. As a current law student, perhaps the most eye-...
Alli Gerkman
Last month, we gathered legal educators, practitioners, and judges from across the country for—wait for it—our 5th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference . As we kicked off the conference on the first day of fall, we reflected on the meaning of harvest. Harvest is a time to gather and appreciate everything you...

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