Teaching Business Lawyering in Law Schools: A Candid Assessment of the Challenges and Some Suggestions for Moving Ahead
Eric J. Gouvin
Western New England University School of Law
University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 78, p. 429, 2009
As a result of several recent studies and changes in the ABA's Standards for Approval of Law Schools, legal education is paying more attention to skills training for law students. The need to bring the skills and values of business lawyers into the classroom has never been greater, yet there remains a real risk that "skills training" may be skewed in favor of litgation skills, with little emphasis given to transactional practice. This Article assesses some of the obstacles that stand in the way of effective integration of transactional skills into the law school curriculum and offers some concrete suggestions for overcoming those obstacles.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
Keywords: legal education, entreprenurship
JEL Classification: K29,Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 1, 2009 ; Last revised: December 28, 2011
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