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School Is In Session For Summer Associates, Joyce Manna Janto May 2007

School Is In Session For Summer Associates, Joyce Manna Janto

Law Faculty Publications

Law students who are starting summer associate positions often need a “reality check.”

Whether these aspiring lawyers are moving from the casual summer employment of their college days, or switching professional fields, they will have to understand and adapt to the culture of a law firm.

New summer associates need to understand the mores of their own firm and the locale’s legal culture, and master practical matters such as the firm’s billing system. Legal research that is “more or less accurate” is not accurate enough, and may be too costly, for a law firm’s clients.


Interdisciplinary Clinical Teaching Of Child Welfare Practice To Law And Social Work Students When World Views Collide, Kathleen Coulborn Faller, Frank E. Vandervort Jan 2007

Interdisciplinary Clinical Teaching Of Child Welfare Practice To Law And Social Work Students When World Views Collide, Kathleen Coulborn Faller, Frank E. Vandervort

Articles

Because child welfare cases in the world of professional practice require interdisciplinary collaboration, it would seem to follow that graduate students, who will become child welfare professionals, should be trained together, both in the classroom and in clinical settings. However, the implementation of interdisciplinary training is far from straightforward. In this Article, we focus on law and social work students. First, we describe the roles of lawyers and social worker in child welfare work. Next we argue that interdisciplinary classroom teaching is easier than clinical teaching, proposing a series of topics to be covered in an interdisciplinary course. Finally, we ...


Giving Millennials A Leg-Up: How To Avoid The If I Knew Then What I Know No Syndrome, Leslie Larkin Cooney Jan 2007

Giving Millennials A Leg-Up: How To Avoid The If I Knew Then What I Know No Syndrome, Leslie Larkin Cooney

Faculty Scholarship

While it may not be possible for law schools to train students completely within three years for the practice of law, we can come much closer to this goal and make the transition to professional life an easier and more productive one. This article explores the common traits of members of the generation comprising today's law students who prefer the label Millennial to others because of their expressed wish not to be associated with Generation X. The article discusses ways to enhance clinical education and teach lifelong learning skills so students can continue developing their problem solving expertise long ...