Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers

The legal market is changing, and legal employers and members of the profession are increasingly calling on law schools to change the way they educate lawyers. Meanwhile, more information, data, and resources are being developed to help law schools and legal educators improve their programs and demonstrate greater value to students and the profession. Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers is at that intersection, bringing the profession and law schools together to solve the challenges before us.

Oct 5, 2017 to Oct 7, 2017
As the institutions entrusted with educating lawyers, law schools are uniquely positioned to ensure that new lawyers are not only prepared to enter...
What are the competencies, skills, characteristics, and qualities that new lawyers need to be practice ready? We're answering that question.
Click here to read the report online. This is the lead report in a series of reports that explore the results of the Foundations for Practice survey...
Click here to read the report online. This report analyzes data from the Foundations for Practice survey regarding hiring practices and answers this...
This online tool gives the most transparent and complete law school employment rate information available.
These resources include course portfolios, articles, tools, reports, and activities from law schools, educators, and members of the legal profession.

Recent Blog Posts

In July 2016, IAALS published Foundations for Practice: The Whole Lawyer and the Character Quotient, which shared findings from a survey that asked...
The Wisconsin Lawyer recently reviewed IAALS' Foundations for Practice study and discussed some of its ties to Wisconsin's legal community. Of the...
The theme of the 2017 ETL conference, “Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers… to Serve Tomorrow’s Clients,” captures perfectly the attitude that I have used...
Director, Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers