March 01, 2012

General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Division News

“I hear, I forget. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.”

—Chinese Proverb

Let’s face it: Unless we participate in a clinical experience, law school does not really teach us how to be lawyers. Law school primarily teaches us how to “think like lawyers,” spot the issues, read and understand case law and statutes, and argue the law. The actual practice of law . . . not so much. We learn the realities of law practice when we finally graduate and are admitted to the bar—whether we work in large firms, legal aid programs, solos practices, or corporate work. Law schools have tried to change in recent years and provide more practical experiences, primarily because, as noted by Larry Kramer, dean at Stanford Law School, “Law firms are saying, ‘You’re sending us people who are not in a position to do anything useful for clients’” (“Law Schools Get Practical,” Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2011).

April 05, 2019

Gain Experience Through Pro Bono

Pam Feinstein

 

“I hear, I forget. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.”

—Chinese Proverb

 

Let’s face it: Unless we participate in a clinical experience, law school does not really teach us how to be lawyers. Law school primarily teaches us how to “think like lawyers,” spot the issues, read and understand case law and statutes, and argue the law. The actual practice of law . . . not so much. We learn the realities of law practice when we finally graduate and are admitted to the bar—whether we work in large firms, legal aid programs, solos practices, or corporate work. Law schools have tried to change in recent years and provide more practical experiences, primarily because, as noted by Larry Kramer, dean at Stanford Law School, “Law firms are saying, ‘You’re sending us people who are not in a position to do anything useful for clients’” (“Law Schools Get Practical,” Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2011).

April 05, 2019

Gain Experience Through Pro Bono

Pam Feinstein

 

“I hear, I forget. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.”

—Chinese Proverb

 

Let’s face it: Unless we participate in a clinical experience, law school does not really teach us how to be lawyers. Law school primarily teaches us how to “think like lawyers,” spot the issues, read and understand case law and statutes, and argue the law. The actual practice of law . . . not so much. We learn the realities of law practice when we finally graduate and are admitted to the bar—whether we work in large firms, legal aid programs, solos practices, or corporate work. Law schools have tried to change in recent years and provide more practical experiences, primarily because, as noted by Larry Kramer, dean at Stanford Law School, “Law firms are saying, ‘You’re sending us people who are not in a position to do anything useful for clients’” (“Law Schools Get Practical,” Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2011).

April 05, 2019

Gain Experience Through Pro Bono

Pam Feinstein

 

“I hear, I forget. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.”

—Chinese Proverb

 

Let’s face it: Unless we participate in a clinical experience, law school does not really teach us how to be lawyers. Law school primarily teaches us how to “think like lawyers,” spot the issues, read and understand case law and statutes, and argue the law. The actual practice of law . . . not so much. We learn the realities of law practice when we finally graduate and are admitted to the bar—whether we work in large firms, legal aid programs, solos practices, or corporate work. Law schools have tried to change in recent years and provide more practical experiences, primarily because, as noted by Larry Kramer, dean at Stanford Law School, “Law firms are saying, ‘You’re sending us people who are not in a position to do anything useful for clients’” (“Law Schools Get Practical,” Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2011).

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