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Willing to mentor ANYONE in the fora!

Postby scrowell » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:37 pm

This is an excellent opportunity to learn civil litigation and the practice of law, which, contrary to popular belief, is not taught in law school!

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Re: Willing to mentor ANYONE in the fora!

Postby lacrossebrother » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:49 am

could we litigate your contention that the popular belief is wrong? since I am law school, and didn't know anything about law before law school, i feel like i am a good subject for you to try to prove that this popular belief is wrong.

i took civil procedure in law school my 1L year and then applied its lessons to other classes. i feel like law school has taught me how to do civil litigation and practice law. I'm a 3l now. i'm no pro, and I need a mentor, but I wouldn't say that law school "does not teach" the practice of law/civil litigation. especially because law school has very many practical classes and externships. i feel like I am told in a lot of my law school classes, by guest lecturers and shit, "you won't learn this tip in law school" --even though they are telling me their tip while i am in law school.

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Re: Willing to mentor ANYONE in the fora!

Postby Nebby » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:52 am

Lax, I agree. While there are practical skills some don't learn (some do by taking externships and substantive internships), there are plenty of ways law school prepares you for certain aspects of practice. I don't practice, as I'm a 2L, but I extern twice a week and handle assignments that would typically go to associates, and I have utilized law school training to complete assignments.

One skill is that law school gives you a skeletal framework of legal knowledge; you know some core concepts, and then practice helps flush out details and nuances that a class cannot.

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