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Blog Posts by Alli Gerkman

Prominent Solo Identifies Six Competencies for Entry-Level Lawyers in 21st Century

Alli Gerkman
Much of the work on core competencies for entry-level lawyers has focused on large firms, often because it has been harder to collect this information from small firms. This is a challenge because small and medium firms continue to be major destinations for law school graduates. Today, in an open letter to law schools...

Legal Education: The Unofficial Theme of the ABA's 2013 Annual Meeting

Alli Gerkman
The American Bar Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting in San Francisco was a sprawling event with thousands of attendees spread out over 20 hotels and attending more than 200 continuing legal education programs and countless other meetings. Given all of this, it was interesting to watch as common themes began to emerge...

The Biggest Surprise About the ABA Task Force's Working Paper on the Future of Legal Education

Alli Gerkman
The ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education released its Working Paper late last week. If you have been following the discussions, you’ve heard about the current landscape of legal education and you may not find many surprises in this precursor to the final report. But here’s what is surprising: everyone seems...