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rayiner
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Law school law firm

Postby rayiner » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:30 pm

So ASU is creating a law firm to hire its recent graduates: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/PubArt ... %20Lawyers

I personally think this is a great idea, and would love to see a top school get in on the action.

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Re: Law school law firm

Postby chrisbru » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:33 pm

My first thought was "this would never work."

But, you know, if done right this actually might be a decent idea. I wonder if it would affect how law firms in the area would go about hiring though? Why train new attorneys if this non-profit firm will do it for them and spit trained attorneys out after 2 years?

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Re: Law school law firm

Postby heeloftar » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:34 pm

Great idea or sign of how bad things really are?

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Re: Law school law firm

Postby rayiner » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:35 pm

heeloftar wrote:Great idea or sign of how bad things really are?


A return to how lawyers used to be trained back before JD programs became all about taking fluffy electives for three years?

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Re: Law school law firm

Postby RedBirds2011 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:36 pm

This is a great idea actually. I think law schools should have residency programs. This would also increase legal access for the poor. This is how the medical field works. You go to med school and then your residency is set up under a university hospital.

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Re: Law school law firm

Postby gsean2013 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:22 pm

RedBirds2011 wrote:This is a great idea actually. I think law schools should have residency programs. This would also increase legal access for the poor. This is how the medical field works. You go to med school and then your residency is set up under a university hospital.


Agree 100%, I've always wondered why law schools don't do this. Medical school does and it helps the quality of doctors we have in this country, why not do the same for law?

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Re: Law school law firm

Postby timbs4339 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:18 pm

gsean2013 wrote:
RedBirds2011 wrote:This is a great idea actually. I think law schools should have residency programs. This would also increase legal access for the poor. This is how the medical field works. You go to med school and then your residency is set up under a university hospital.


Agree 100%, I've always wondered why law schools don't do this. Medical school does and it helps the quality of doctors we have in this country, why not do the same for law?


Because law schools have completely abdicated their role as gatekeepers of the profession. They a run for the benefit of the tenured profs, and there are a dozen reasons why the current pedagogical model benefits tenured law professors who barely practiced and if they did practice, worked jobs like federal clerkships, biglaw, and prestigious policy positions that most lawyers will never do.

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Re: Law school law firm

Postby gsean2013 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:09 pm

timbs4339 wrote:
gsean2013 wrote:
RedBirds2011 wrote:This is a great idea actually. I think law schools should have residency programs. This would also increase legal access for the poor. This is how the medical field works. You go to med school and then your residency is set up under a university hospital.


Agree 100%, I've always wondered why law schools don't do this. Medical school does and it helps the quality of doctors we have in this country, why not do the same for law?


Because law schools have completely abdicated their role as gatekeepers of the profession. They a run for the benefit of the tenured profs, and there are a dozen reasons why the current pedagogical model benefits tenured law professors who barely practiced and if they did practice, worked jobs like federal clerkships, biglaw, and prestigious policy positions that most lawyers will never do.


True those are some good reasons why they wouldn't do it, but if they did for any reason I still see it as a good idea.




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