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Hunter Metcalf
In a recent Bloomberg BNA article , law schools are encouraged to better prepare future lawyers for the growing electronic legal landscape. From solos to large firms, the increase of ediscovery as well as online legal services offerings has changed the practice of law and continues to mount new challenges. Ninety...
Hunter Metcalf
Congratulations to the University of New Hampshire School of Law's Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program (DWS) on being selected as one of three recipients of this year's E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Awards from the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism. The Award honors excellence and innovation in...
Hunter Metcalf
In a recent paper , LexisNexis examined a study of legal employers’ perceptions of recent law school graduates. In a survey of 300 hiring partners and senior associates, 95% believed that law students lack key practical skills at the time of hiring. Across both litigation and transactional practices, attorneys noted a...
Hunter Metcalf
Congratulations to Professor JoNel Newman, University of Miami School of Law, on her selection for the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education’s M. Shanara Gilbert Award. The award honors an “emerging clinician” with ten or fewer years of experience who has 1) a commitment to teaching and achieving social justice,...
Alli Gerkman
Three years ago, we launched Law Jobs: By the Numbers , an interactive online tool that gives prospective law students the most transparent and complete law school employment rate information available. With the release of the latest ABA employment data, we now have four years of data stored in the tool. This means...
Alli Gerkman
Corina D. Gerety
A year ago, we launched Foundations for Practice and kicked off a study to achieve the project’s first objective: to identify the foundations entry-level lawyers need to practice law. In late 2014, we began distributing a survey to lawyers across the country to do just that. Working with state bar organizations, we...
Hunter Metcalf
The 2015 Annual Meeting of The Association of American Law School (AALS), entitled Legal Education at the Crossroads , provided much discussion around the critical choices facing law schools. Alli Gerkman, Director of Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers , was on hand and served as a panelist regarding The Future of Educating...
Hunter Metcalf
A recent paper identified areas where legal employers’ expectations concerning law students and recent graduates diverge. Through an anonymous survey sent to law firm employers, the professors gathered information in 3 primary areas: 1) hiring lawyers’ expectations regarding writing samples that accompany job...

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