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Preparing 'Main Street' Lawyers: Practicing Without Big Firm Experience


Lisa Reel Schmidt


Drake University - Law School

Steve Garland


Wake Forest University - School of Law

Robert R. Statchen


Western New England University School of Law

2013

Transactions, Vol. 14, p. 473, 2013
Western New England University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-9
Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 2314038

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This Article is the transcript of a panel presented at Emory’s Third Biennial Conference on Transactional Education. The panelists advance two premises: First, that law schools need to teach transactional skills because many students will either focus on transactional law or practice general law where transactional skills are necessary; and second, that some of the transactional skills the schools teach should be specific to main street lawyering because a number of students will be main street lawyers. The panelists explain how the transactional skills necessary for main street lawyering differ from skills needed in litigation and big law firms. They offer ideas of approaches and assignments professors can use in classes and clinics to teach law students the transactional skills necessary for main street lawyering.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 17

Keywords: contract drafting, transactional skills, main street lawyering, legal education, legal clinics, teaching strategies

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Date posted: August 23, 2013  

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Schmidt, Lisa Reel and Garland, Steve and Statchen, Robert R., Preparing 'Main Street' Lawyers: Practicing Without Big Firm Experience (2013). Transactions, Vol. 14, p. 473, 2013; Western New England University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-9; Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 2314038. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2314038

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Lisa Reel Schmidt
Drake University - Law School ( email )
27th & Carpenter Sts.
Des Moines, IA 50311
United States
Steve Garland
Wake Forest University - School of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 7206
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
United States
Robert R. Statchen (Contact Author)
Western New England University School of Law ( email )
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www1.law.wnec.edu/?homeleft=true

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