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Is legal education successfully transforming from the one-size-fits-all approach? Phil Knott says a start has been made, but argues there is more that can be done to produce trainees ready for the world of commercial law
There has been a lot of concern among law firms – your potential employers – that the legal education system produces students who have too general a level of knowledge. This is particularly so in the case of large commercial firms, which, under strong competitive pressures, need their trainees to have a basic grounding in business issues and contract law, as well as a more specialist knowledge base than they have had in the past.
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