The pandemic caused a re-evaluation of many traditional beliefs about work, school, and the need to adapt to an ever-changing environment. It also resurfaced conversations within the legal industry on the best way to train lawyers. In this article, we propose changes we believe will improve legal education and create further opportunities for new lawyers. They include:

  • Adapt law school education for a variety of future legal roles
  • Create greater law school/practitioner partnerships
  • Create an apprentice program to train new law graduates
  • Develop higher quality and more readily available continuing legal education

Law schools do not adequately train lawyers for the future